Reports of Samsung washing machines exploding
U.S. regulators are warning owners of some top-loading Samsung washing machines of "safety issues" following reports that some have exploded.
The warning, from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, covered machines made between March 2011 and April 2016. It did not specify a model.
The commission suggested people use only the delicate cycle to wash bedding and water-resistant bulky items because the lower spin speed "lessens the risk of impact injuries or property damage due to the washing machine becoming dislodged."
The agency said it is working with Samsung on a remedy.
The warning comes more than a month after Samsung was hit with a federal class-action lawsuit by customers who said their machines had exploded during use.
Customers in Texas, Georgia and Indiana all said the were washing clothes when they heard a violent boom. The lawsuit claims that the company "has moved aggressively to collect and destroy all evidence of the defective machines" after they exploded.
A statement on the company's website says that customers should call 1-844-483-3881 or visit www.samsung.com/us/support/tlw with questions about an affected machine.
Earlier this month, Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 phones after reports of the battery exploding while the device was charging.
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