Samsung washing machines blowing up?

Samsung washing machines blowing up?
29 September 2016

If Samsung think their headache over overheating/exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices is enough, then news that their washing machines are blowing up is going to tip them over the edge.

This concerns the company's top-load washing machines, which have been produced in the last 5 years.

A lawsuit was filed, which claimed that Samsung have produced washing machines that had exploded, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are worried that this might be widespread.

Samsung said: "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."

Someone's uploaded a video, for you to gawp at.

Leiff Cabraser, who is representing the plaintiffs, said: "Beyond damage to the washing machines themselves, reports include descriptions of glass and other machine parts being shot across garages and laundry rooms at distances of over 15 feet, with consequent damage to other appliances, water heaters, and homes."

So what should you do if you've got a top-loading Samsung washing machine?

Well, Samsung have said that you should lower the speed setting if you're doing a bulk wash, which is nice.

"Samsung is recommending that consumers with affected models use the lower speed delicate cycle when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant materials," said the company. "There have been no reported incidents when using this cycle."

TOPICS:   Recalls

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