WASHINGTON - Samsung and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall on Friday of 2.8 million top-loading washing machines because of a risk of "impact injuries."
Thirty-four washing machine models are subject to the recall, which affects 2.8 million machines sold since March 2011.
Nine injuries have been reported, including a broken jaw, as a result of machine tops coming off, among 733 reports of excessive vibration on the machines or the top detaching, the agency said Friday. Anyone with one of the machines is recommended to use delicate or waterproof cycles for bedding, water-resistant or bulky items.
If you own one of the washers the company will either pay for an in-home repair of the machine or offer a rebate on a new Samsung washer. Users can check to see if their own units are affected over at Samsung’s site. Consumers who purchased a recalled washer in the last 30 days of this recall announcement are eligible for a full refund from their original place of purchase.
Just recently, Samsung recalled their Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to overheating or catching fire.