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Samsung Recalls More Than 2.8M Washing Machines due to Impact Injury Risk


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Samsung is issuing a recall on approximately 2.8 million top-loading washing machines due to an impact injury risk.

About the Samsung Top-load Washing Machine Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall is due to the top of the washing machine detaching from the chassis during use.

Samsung received 733 reports of the recalled washing machines experiencing excessive vibration or the top detaching. In addition, nine injuries have been linked to the recalled machines, including a broken jaw, injured shoulder, and other impact or fall-related injuries.

Owners of the washing machines have three options to remedy the problem:

  • Free in-home repair including reinforcement of the washer’s top and a one-year manufacturer’s warranty extension, free of charge.
  • Rebate applied toward a new Samsung or other brand washing machine, including free installation of the new unit and removal of the old unit.
  • Full refund for consumers who purchased the recalled washing machine within the past 30 days of the recall announcement.

In addition, Samsung is mailing a Home Label Kit to every recalled machine owner that includes a control panel guide and safety instructions.

Owners are urged to use only the delicate or waterproof wash cycles when washing bedding, water-resistant and bulky items until the Home Label Kit is received and installed. Lower spin speeds decreases the risk of the washing machine top detaching.

Description of the Recalled Samsung Washing Machine

The recall includes 34 different Samsung top-loading washing machine models. The model numbers and serial information are located on two labels on the back of the washing machine.

Washing machines with the following model numbers are affected by the recall:

WA40J3000AW/A2 WA45H7000AP/A2 WA45H7000AW/A2
WA45H7200AW/A2 WA45K7600AW/A2 WA45K7100AW/A2
WA48H7400AW/A2 WA48J7700AW/A2 WA48J7770AP/A2
WA48J7770AW/A2 WA50K8600AV/A2 WA50K8600AW/A2
WA52J8700AP/A2 WA52J8700AW/A2 WA400PJHDWR/AA
WA422PRHDWR/AA WA456DRHDSU/AA WA456DRHDWR/AA
WA476DSHASU/A1 WA476DSHAWR/A1 WA484DSHASU/A1
WA484DSHAWR/A1 WA48H7400AP/A2 WA50F9A6DSW/A2
WA50F9A7DSP/A2 WA50F9A7DSW/A2 WA50F9A8DSP/A2
WA50F9A8DSW/A2 WA52J8060AW/A2 WA5451ANW/XAA
WA5471ABP/XAA WA5471ABW/XAA WA56H9000AP/A2
WA56H9000AW/A2

Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, and other home appliance stores sold the recalled units nationwide between March 2011 and November 2016.

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