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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.”

Sustaining injuries in an accident is difficult. However, if you are hurt in an accident, a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. can represent you. Request a free consultation from one of the members of our legal team by calling our offices today at (401) 751-8855.

Recall on SUV that killed Anton Yelchin

The 2015 Jeep Cherokee that caused the death of Anton Yelchin is part of a recall by Fiat Chrysler. The incident occurred last Sunday, June 19. Yelchin’s vehicle appeared to be in the ‘park’ position, but it was actually in ‘reverse’. Yelchin’s vehicle rolled from his driveway and crashed into him. Despite the June accident, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall in April.

The federal agency made the recall after drivers complained it was difficult to determine whether the vehicle was in park. Apparently, the vehicle alerts drivers with a noise and dashboard warning if a door is open while the vehicle is not in park. Even so, the push-button ignition does not shut off the engine, which increases the chances of a vehicle rolling away after the driver exits the vehicle.

If you have been injured by a recalled product, you may be able to receive compensation for your recovery. Contact the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., at 401.751.8855 if you want to hold manufacturers responsible for their actions.

Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated : Tuesday, September 1, 2020