Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines due to "impact injuries" risk

Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines due to "impact injuries" risk

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 2.8 million top-loading washing machines.

The recall affects Samsung’s top-loading washing machines which were sold at a number of retailers – including Best Buy, The Home Depot, Sears, and Lowe's – during the period between March 2011 and November 2016.

Announcing the recall by Samsung on Friday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that the machines are being recalled due to a potential risk of “impact injuries” to users, resulting from an unexpected blowing off of the top of the machines during use.

According to the CPSC, a total of 733 reports have been received by Samsung about "excessive vibration" of the recall-affected top-loading machines when in use, or about the top of the machines getting detaching from the chassis.

With the defect in Samsung’s top-loading washing machines having caused nine “impact injuries,” including a broken jaw, Samsung has said, in announcing the recall, that the owners of the affected machines can either receive a free in-home repair to reinforce the top of the washer, or can seek a refund or replacement of their machines.

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