Now Samsung's recalling exploding washing machines

About 2.8 million Samsung washing machines are being recalled because the tops of them can "unexpectedly detach."
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Following reports of more exploding Samsung products, the South Korean company is issuing another recall. It's for washing machines this time.

On Friday, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Samsung had issued a voluntary recall of about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines sold between March 2011 and Nov. 2016.

Apparently, the tops of 34 different models can "unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use." That can and has resulted in personal injuries.

So far, there have been 733 reports washing machines either exploding or shaking excessively like they're about to explode. The Safety Commission says there have been nine reported injuries, including a broken jaw and injured shoulder.

This recall comes more than a month after Samsung first warned consumers about the washing machines, saying people should just use the lower speed delicate cycle when washing bulky items.

What if my machine is recalled?

If you have one of the recalled models, Samsung says you should contact Samsung immediately. Here's the toll-free number: 866-264-5636.

From there, you'll have a few options.

You can choose to have someone go to your home and fix the machine for free. Otherwise, you can opt for a rebate that can be applied to buy a new washing machine. If you purchased it within the last 30 days, you can get a full refund.

The Safety Commission says consumers will also be mailed a "Home Label Kit" with a control panel guide and additional safety instructions.

Until that comes in the mail, officials say you should only use the delicate or waterproof cycles when washing bedding, water-resistant and bulky items.

Apparently lower spin speeds reduce the risk of the washing machine top flying off.

Last month, Samsung decided to call it quits with the Galaxy Note 7 after dozens reportedly started on fire. The device has even been banned from U.S. flights.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-28 at 6.58.11 PM

Gophers dominate second half to defeat Loyola-Marymount

Marcus Carr scored 26 to send the Gophers to 2-0.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Kandiyohi Co. man airlifted after hand caught in corn picker

Corn pickers are a common cause of farm accidents.

White tail deer

DNR: Passenger shot at deer out of driver's side window

The DNR said 'all sense of safety was disregarded.'

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Mpls council proposal would cut nearly $8M from 2021 police budget

The "Safety for All Budget Plan" was introduced Friday.

Shayne Munich

Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 6.26.50 PM

Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

Adam Thielen

Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

Image from iOS (19)

Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.

Related

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now banned from flights

Don't bring your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on the plane.

1 million Samsung Notes officially recalled after dozens burst into flames

Safety authorities have officially recalled one million Samsung Galaxy Note7s, after owners reported burns and property damage caused by overheated batteries.

Samsung is 'truly sorry' for the whole exploding phone fiasco

Remember the Note7 burns and explosions? Samsung is sorry about that.

A Farmington teen's replacement Samsung phone burned in her hand

A Samsung phone, replacing one recalled in the summer because of overheated batteries, burned a Farmington girl's hand.

Samsung says even the replacement Note 7s need to stop being used now

If you you're reading this on a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – stop and shut that thing off like, right now.

Recall: 'Fully cooked' chicken sold throughout MN might be undercooked

The "fully cooked" chicken might not be as cooked as it's supposed to be.