Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was one of their biggest releases every and is definitely one of their biggest fiascos ever. Samsung issued a recall and marked some devices ‘safe’. Even those are now exploding! Well, now adding fuel to the fire (pun intended), the latest reports that Samsung has exploding washing machines too.
A statement issues by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the US issued a warning yesterday saying there were “safety issues” with certain models made between March 2011 and April 2016. It did not specify models.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 28, 2016
ABC News reports that over 21 people have reported such incidents including ones where people have been quoted saying “it sounded like a bomb went off in [her] ear” and “The dent left at the washing machine’s point of impact was so deep that it pushed through into [her] living room, which shares a wall with her garage.”
Samsung issues the following statement in response:
We are in active discussions with the CPSC to address potential safety issues related to certain top-load washing machines manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016.
In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items.
Samsung is recommending that consumers with affected models use the lower speed delicate cycle when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant materials. There have been no reported incidents when using this cycle.
It is important to note that Samsung customers have completed hundreds of millions of loads without incident since 2011.
To determine if you have an affected washing machine, visit us at www.samsung.com/us/support/tlw .
Safety is our top priority. If you have any questions, please call Samsung at 1-844-483-3881.