As Samsung recovers from the failure of its Galaxy Note 7, the firm is now recalling 3 million washing machines as it fears that they may explode.
The Samsung Electronics in conjunction with federal regulators announced this recall on Friday after a number of reports which suggested that the lids can violently pop off as the laundry spins. If that happens, serious injuries are bound to occur.
Some of the circumstances that the feared occurrence can happen include when bulky, water-resistant or bedding items are washed at high speeds. In that case, the drum may lose balance, trigger violent vibrations and dislodge the lid.
In August, Samsung had to face numerous lawsuits. A Texas customer had complained that her washer “exploded with such ferocity that it penetrated the interior wall of her garage.”
Samsung Washing machines and Note 7 loses
Dust had barely settled after the recall of the 1 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones when this new circumstances emerged. The former showed the risk of exploding into flames as it charged.
Customers had been advised in September to stop the usage of Samsung 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 has extended it one-year warranty and is also offering free in-house repair. Customers can also decide to buy a new washer from Samsung or any other company. They will be given a free installation as the old one is removed. Those who chose to purchase from Samsung get a $150 bonus.