Samsung Places Recall On 2.8 Million Washing Machines Within The United States
Samsung returns to major headlines this week with more troubling news. The mega-corporation announced that it'll recall nearly 3 million top-load washing machines in the U.S., Reuters reports.
The mandate stems from "safety concerns," revealing that the top portion of the machines have detached from its base during use. The appliances, that were created between Mar. 2011 and Nov. 2016, have reportedly injured a few owners, enduring ailments from a broken jaw to pain in their shoulders.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission states 34 models are being recalled. The appliances were sold at popular home and electronic stores from Sears to Best Buy.
In a statement, John Herrington, senior vice president and general manager of Samsung Electronics America's home appliances sector, said the company is moving swiftly to remedy the situation.
"Our priority is to reduce any safety risks in the home and to provide our customers with easy and simple choices in response to the recall,” Herrington said. "We are moving quickly and in partnership with the CPSC to ensure consumers know the options available to them and that any disruption in the home is minimized."
This news follows that of a FAA ban on Samsung Note 7 devices aboard flights. The phones have exploded due to overheating, leading Samsung to cease its creation indefinitely until the issue is resolved.