An Irving family was surprised after their Samsung top loading washing machine exploded in their laundry room. The washer was part of a recall, and injuries have been reported in previous incidents.
According to WFMY 2 News, the family was washing a mattress pad when they heard an explosion. They found the washer had “completely blew up” with so much force that the washer was pushed from the wall and the top of the unit had blown off.
Husband and father Faisal Nuree said no one was in the laundry room when the explosion occurred and no one was injured in the incident.
Nuree said he purchased the washer new in 2015 and was unaware that the washer had been recalled prior to the incident. He also said that he had not received a recall notice from the company.
The Samsung washers were recalled in November 2016 after Samsung and regulators received more than 730 complaints. Included in those complaints were nine reports of injury, including a broken jaw and an injured shoulder.
The recall affected 2.8 million washers from 34 different models.
The recalled washers were sold at Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, and other home appliance stores between March 2011 to November 2016 for between $450 and $1,500.
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