Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines

While still recovering from the huge Note 7 recall, a malfunction was discovered in dozens of washing machine models which have a top opening and caused injuries to a number of customers. The company called for a recall of 2.8 million machines.
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The multinational conglomerate company Samsung announced today (Friday) a recall of 2.8 million washing machines sold in the US due to a risk of injury during usage. The South Korean company received 9 inquiries from users who got injured while using the washing machine.

According to the company, the problematic washing machines have an opening on the top. Such models are dangerous because the opening can detach from the base of the machine and possibly cause injuries. Among the complaints received customers reported injuries to the jaw, shoulder and different injuries caused by the same reason.

Hundreds of customers even reported strong vibrations in machines from 34 different models created between March 2011 and November 2016 with prices ranging between 450-1,500 dollars. The company added that the danger of the top detaching is greater when using faster washing speeds.

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