Well After Samsung's flagship phone or should I say Smart grenade (lol), the Galaxy Note 7 got recalled and production stopped permanently. It seems the South-Korean Tech Giant has some new problems up their sleeves as some of it's washing machines have started exploding too and they have recalled about 3 million washing machines. Samsung hasn't been able to verify the cause of the Note 7 explosions till date and I wonder if there is something they're using to produce their gadgets and appliances that's making them go Boom.
Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) and federal regulators announced this recall on Friday after reports that the lids of the machines can pop off violently while the laundry is spinning, posing an injury risk
Samsung said it can happen when I get bedding, water-resistant or bulky items are washed on high speed. The drum can lose its balance, causing excessive vibrations that dislodge the lid.
Samsung was hit with a class action lawsuit over the machines in August. A US customer living in Texas said her washer "exploded with such ferocity that it penetrated the interior wall of her garage," according to court documents.
The South Korean company is already dealing with the recall of over a million Note 7 smartphones, which can burst into flames while charging.
In September, the US CPSC told customers to "immediately stop using and power down" the Galaxy Note 7. The FAA told travelers to turn off their phones when flying, and the New York City transit system said to turn them off on trains and buses.
Samsung declined further comment about the washing machines.
The company is offering its US customers free in-home repair, with a one-year warranty extension, or a rebate to buy a new washer, from Samsung or another company, with free installation and removal of the old one. Customers who stick with Samsung get $150 toward their next washer.
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