“Exploding” Washing Machines Cause Samsung More Headaches [PHOTOS]
Add this to the list of things you didn't know you had to worry about. A Georgia woman has filed a complaint with the Consumer Product Safety Commission after her Samsung top-load washing machine "exploded". There was no fire involved like an actual explosion, but things got violent when the contents of the washing machine began to shake the washer uncontrollably.
What was left was a damaged wall and an unusable washer.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission did issue a warning after the incident:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is actively and cooperatively working with Samsung to address safety issues related to certain top-load washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016. CPSC is advising consumers to only use the delicate cycle when washing bedding, water-resistant and bulky items. The lower spin speed in the delicate cycle lessens the risk of impact injuries or property damage due to the washing machine becoming dislodged.
CPSC and Samsung are working on a remedy for affected consumers that will help ensure that there are no further incidents. We will provide updated information to the public as soon as possible. Consumers can contact Samsung for more information. Consumers should report any incidents to CPSC via our website www.SaferProducts.gov.