South-Korean electronics giant Samsung continues to be into trouble when the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed a lawsuit in federal court in New Jersey against the company.
This time, it is for allegedly 'exploding' washing machines. According to the reports coming in, customers in Texas, Georgia, and Indiana heard a violent boom while washing clothes.
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Reportedly, U.S. regulators have warned owners of certain top-loading Samsung washing machines of 'safety issues' following reports that some have exploded. However, CPSC has not specified any model.
Accepting the incidents, Samsung has released an official statement which reads, 'In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items.'
At the same time, the statement says, 'It is important to note that Samsung customers have completed hundreds of millions of loads without incident since 2011.'
The company is also offering a service whereby consumers can check to see if their own machines are potentially defective by entering a serial number. Check the link here.