Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines over injury risk

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SAN DIEGO — Samsung has recalled 2.8 million of its top-loading washing machines.

According to a press release sent to Eye Opener Friday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the washing machine tops can unexpectedly come loose and detach during use, which could cause injury.

“Samsung has received 733 reports of washing machines experiencing excessive vibration or the top detaching from the washing machine chassis,” the CPSC announced. “There are nine related reports of injuries, including a broken jaw, injured shoulder, and other impact or fall-related injuries.”

Earlier this year, the CPSC issued a warning urging Samsung washing machine owners to use only the delicate cycle after reports of exploding washing machines.

This recall involves 34 models of Samsung top-load washing machines sold at Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears and other home appliance stores nationwide from March 2011 to November 2016 for between $450 and $1,500.

Model numbers and serial information can be found on the back of the machine. The following model numbers are included in the recall depending on the serial number. Consumers should check with Samsung to see if their washer is recalled.


A YouTube video uploaded by user Micah Martin in April 2015 claims to show the aftermath of a Samsung washing machine explosion.

Samsung is providing several options for its customers that are affected by this recall.

You can contact Samsung toll-free at 866-264-5636 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or online by clicking here.

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