Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Washing Machines

Posted: Nov 4 2016, 8:34am CDT | by , Updated: Nov 4 2016, 8:43am CDT, in News | Technology News

 
Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Washing Machines

The next setback for Samsung. A massive washing machine recall has been announced.

Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines because the top can come off, posing a risk of injury from impact. Samsung has received 733 reports of washing machines experiencing excessive vibration or the top detaching from the washing machine chassis.

There are nine related reports of injuries, including a broken jaw, injured shoulder, and other impact or fall-related injuries. The mechanical problem is affecting 34 Samsung top-load washing machines.

The washing machines have mid-controls or rear-controls. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has released a list of serial numbers of the affected Samsung washing machines. The model numbers and serial information can be found on two labels affixed to the back of the machine. The affected Samsung washing machines have been sold at Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears and other home appliance stores nationwide from March 2011 to November 2016 for between $450 and $1,500.

Consumers should contact Samsung immediately to receive one of the following remedy options. Consumers can choose:

1) A free in-home repair that includes reinforcement of the washer’s top and a free one-year extension of the manufacturer’s warranty.

2) A rebate to be applied towards the purchase of a new Samsung or other brand washing machine, along with free installation of the new unit and removal of old unit.

3) A full refund for consumers who purchased their washing machine within the past 30 days of the recall announcement.

Now is a good time to replace your top loading Samsung washing machine as all major appliance retailers have kicked off Black Friday 2016 appliance sales. Deals save up to 40% off and the more units you buy the higher the savings through additional discounts and gift cards get.

The timing of the recall is not that great fo Samsung, as their sales will suffer this Holiday season from this new recall.

This is Samsung next high-profile recall after the Note7 disaster that ended in the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone.

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