RECALL ALERT: Samsung, CPSC recalling 2.8 MILLION washing machines due to explosion risk
After the Samsung top-loader washing machine was found to explode when operating at high speed, the company has recalled 2.8 million washers – just a month after having to recall its Galaxy 7 Note smartphone prone to catching on fire.
Complaints started emerging of exploding Samsung washers a year ago, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission only announced on Friday that Samsung was issuing a recall for 2.8 million machines. CPSC received 733 complaints and said that nine people were reported injured from the top-loaders – including a broken jaw, injured shoulder, and a fall.
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“We’re talking about … a very serious hazard of the top of these washing machines completely blowing off,” CPSC chairman Elliot Kaye told ABC News. “It is a lot of reports.”
One woman was hit after the lid of her machine became airborne during its final spin cycle and hit her so hard she ended up in a cabinet sustaining blows to her jaw and head and bruising to her hip, according to ABC News.