While people are still trying to wrap their minds around Samsung phones exploding, reports have emerged that Samsung washing machines have followed suit.
The world-class electronics company has confirmed that it is in talks with US consumer watchdogs about “potential safety issues” concerning some of its washing machines. This follows a lawsuit against the company over some “exploding” washing machines.
A statement by the company confirmed that Samsung is “in active discussions” with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission on issues with top-load washing machines. The defaulting machines were reportedly manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016.
The statement 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.”
Thus, Samsung recommended that consumers use the “lower speed delicate cycle” when washing bedding or bulky items. This will serve as a temporary precaution until it can offer additional information or solutions to the exploding Samsung washing machines.
Meanwhile, the safety commission confirmed the talks with Samsung, adding that they are “working on a remedy for affected consumers.”
A US law firm has filed a suit in New Jersey, alleging that some Samsung top-loading washing machines were ” blown apart” and “exploded in owners homes.”
The firm said in a statement;
“Users have reported Samsung top-load washers exploding as early as the day of installation, while other owners have seen their machines explode months or even more than a year after purchase.”
One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit Melissa Thaxton said;
“It was the loudest sound. It sounded like a bomb went off in my ear.
“There were wires, nuts, the cover actually was laying on the floor. I just remember covering my head and leaning towards my son and just screaming this scream that I didn’t even know I could scream.”
Here’s A Teaser Of Exploding Samsung Washing Machines
Earlier this month, South Korean electronics giant Samsung had to recall millions of its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following a series of battery explosions.
The incident dealt a massive blow on the world’s largest maker of smartphones and other mobile phones in general. The recall affects 2.5 million phones sold in 10 countries, including about one million sold in the United States.