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Samsung recalls 2.8 million exploding washing machines

Samsung recalling exploding washing machines in the US
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Nov 6, 2016 12:29 am

I don't know how it could get worse for Samsung after their Note 7 fiasco, but now the South Korean electronics giant is recalling 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US over a "risk of impact injuries" - yeah, Samsung washing machines could explode.

 

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Samsung's top-loading washing machines are prone to detaching from the chassis during use, "posing a risk of injury from impact", according to Samsung and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. This detachment from the chassis could happen when the high-speed spin cycle is used, with Samsung receiving 733 reports of washing machines with excessive vibrations, or the top detaching.

 

Senior VP and GM of Samsung Electronics America's home appliances division John Herrington said in a statement: "Our priority is to reduce any safety risks in the home and to provide our customers with easy and simple choices in response to the recall. We are moving quickly and in partnership with the CPSC to ensure consumers know the options available to them and that any disruption in the home is minimized".

 

Owners of the affected washing machines can have free in-home repair to reinforce the top of the washer, but Samsung is also offering consumers a rebate that lets them buy another Samsung washing machine. Samsung will also refund customers who have purchased one of the affected washing machines, if they purchased it within the last 30 days.

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