U.S. regulators warn customers about exploding Samsung washing machines

“Just days after Samsung began replacing defective Galaxy Note 7s due to a risk of exploding batteries, the company faces another major product issue,” Billy Steele reports for Engadget.

“The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning today after multiple reports of top-loading washing machines exploding,” Steele reports. “Owners of Samsung appliances in Georgia, Indiana and Texas say that they were doing a load of laundry when they heard a loud boom.”

“ABC News reports 21 people have submitted cases to the CPSC since early 2015 of washers exploding or blowing apart,” Steele reports. “One customer in Texas said the explosion had so much force it went through the wall of her garage. Samsung is also facing a class-action lawsuit in New Jersey over the issue.”

Steele reports, “Following the reports, the CPSC made the formal warning for top-loading Samsung units made between March 2011 and April 2016, but it didn’t get specific with model numbers.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This is what you get when you buy a Miele wannabe from a South Korean iPhone knockoff peddler.

Avoid derivative Samsung-branded knockoffs. Not only do they suck (unless they’re Samsung vacuum cleaners), they explode!

Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charing an Apple iPhone (right)
Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charging an Apple iPhone (right)

 

Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)
Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Michael Babiuik” for the heads up.]

41 Comments

    1. Did someone leave their Samsung Note 7 in the pocket of their jeans while trying to wash them in a Samsung Washing Machine? Who knew they had a built in inductive charger in those washers?

      1. But then again… 😉 It’s the kind of perfect schadenfreude news that seems too good to be true. Like Xerox was with photocopying perhaps the word “Samsung” will also come to be associated to primarily meaning “an explosive incendiary device.” And future consumers will recoil in horror at the mere mention of the brand. Ah but we can dream eh?

      1. The situation presents Apple with an opportunity to invade Samsung’s turf and start producing washing machines. Just think, thousands of new customers would go to the iTunes Store just for the wringtones.

    1. Yeah! No !%#@ …. My take? If not for all of the unnecessary regulations, topped by MORE unnecessary regulations, with more regulations, regulating the first regulations plus more red tape and add in exorbitant taxes no wonder we can not compete price wise WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF “AMERICA” with exploding washing machines that cross our boarders free of charge. Time to CLEAN HOUSE.

      1. Once you’re done with your Trumpian whining do you have any actual evidence that what you say is true? You’re actually complaining about too many regulations in a thread where there is obviously NOT enough regulation to keep a company from selling a defective product.

        Do you think that you’d even buy an “American” washing machine considering how much it would cost due to US labor costs?

        You right wing nut jobs just vomit out words without even the sense to examine them as they leave your mouth.

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