Samsung Offers More Exploding Products.
Samsung has one more fire to put out: The South Korean company announced on Friday that it was recalling 2.8 million top-load washing machines, following reports of “impact injuries” that included a broken jaw.
The problem stems from unbalanced drums, which can separate from the washer and generate enough internal force to cause other parts of the washer to detach — and, in some cases, be launched out of the machine.
Samsung is also the subject of an August lawsuit from owners who said their machines “explode during normal use.”
Samsung Wants You To Be Safe…
“Our priority is to reduce any safety risks in the home and to provide our customers with easy and simple choices in response to the recall,” says John Herrington, Samsung Electronics America’s senior vice president and general manager of its home appliances division, in a statement. “We are moving quickly and in partnership with the CPSC to ensure consumers know the options available to them and that any disruption in the home is minimized.”
The washing machine recall is the latest headache for Samsung, after issuing recalls for the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following reports of the device overheating and potentially catching fire or exploding. Samsung says the Note recall could cost them at least $5.3 billion. [USATODAY]