Samsung washing machines liable to explode in the United States

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning on Wednesday, September 28 about Samsung washing machines. Specifically, the machines are prone to explosion, especially units manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016.

Samsung is advising consumers to use a lower speed delicate cycle when washing water-resistant and bulky materials. Apparently, no explosion incidents occurred when using these cycles. The company clarified that models outside North America did not explode.

In a statement, Samsung said they are cooperating with the proper authorities. They noted, “We are in active discussions with the [Consumer Product Safety Commission] to address safety issues. In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage.”

One of the people who sued Samsung, 32-year-old Melissa Thaxton, said she could never forget what happened on the morning of April 8, 2016. “It was the loudest sound. It sounded like a bomb went off in my ear. Nuts and wires were everywhere. [The washing machine’s] cover was on the floor.”

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