You might recall that back in September, we reported that some users were reporting that their Samsung-made washing machines were exploding. Samsung reassured customers back then that they were looking into it, and have suggested using a different cycle setting. Turns out it wasn’t so reassuring after all.
Together with the CPSC, Samsung has officially recalled 2.8 million units of its top-loading washing machines with the CPSC saying, “The washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact.” Thankfully these aren’t the same exploding washing machines, but we reckon it’s just as terrifying.
According to CNBC, it seems that Samsung has received “733 reports washing machines experiencing excessive vibration or the top detaching from the washing machine chassis.” There have also been at least 9 reported injuries so far which includes a broken jaw and an injured shoulder.
More likely than not this has nothing to do with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but it does seem like a huge coincidence (and very bad luck on Samsung’s part) that they’ve had to issue two official recalls in 2016. Hopefully 2017 will prove to be a better year for the company. In the meantime if you do own a top load washing machine from Samsung, you can head on over to Samsung’s website to see what options are available to you (either get it repaired or get it replaced).
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