Whirlpool Issues Response To London Apartment Fire Lawsuit

Whirlpool and a British company are reacting to a lawsuit filed the victims and families of survivors in a high-rise fire in London two years ago. The Benton Harbor-based appliance maker says in a statement that its two investigations found “no evidence of any fault” with the refrigerator model that was in the unit where the Grenfell fire started. The blaze killed 72 people, and nearly 250 relatives of victims and survivors sued three companies, including Whirlpool, in U.S. federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Whirlpool and U.K.-based Celotex say their “deepest sympathies” are with those impacted by the fire. Celotex says it remains committed to working with British authorities. Its parent company, Saint-Gobain, was surprised to see a lawsuit filed in the U.S. since the Celotex insulation referenced in the suit was manufactured and sold in the U.K.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.