Samsung washing machines recalled due to possible explosion issues


WASHINGTON – Samsung is recalling 2.8 million of their washing machines due to reports of explosions.

The machines affected by the recall are 34 top-loading washers sold between March 2011 and November 2016 and sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, Sears and other appliance stores.

So far, nine people have been injured after the tops of the washing machines blew off. Injuries included a broken jaw, injured shoulder and other impact-related injuries.

Overall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Samsung has received 733 reports of the machines experiencing excessive vibration or the top detaching from the machine chassis.

Consumers are being told to contact Samsung and choose between a free in-home repair kit, a rebate that can be applied to a new Samsung purchase or a full refund.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of recalled washing machines.