Samsung U.S. issued a recall of a whole bunch of 1000’s of top-load washing machines Thursday.
The roughly 663,500 top-load washing machines with tremendous velocity wash have been recalled as a result of they “can short-circuit and overheat, posing a fireplace hazard,” based on a Client Product Security Fee (CPSC) discover.
The affected washers, which embrace the WA49B, WA50B, WA51A, WA52A, WA54A, and WA55A mannequin sequence, bought in 4 colours.
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The CPSC urged individuals with the recalled washers to see if their machine has obtained the software program replace Samsung put out to repair the difficulty. House owners of the machines ought to “instantly cease” utilizing the machines till they’re up to date, the security regulator mentioned.
Customers can find the mannequin and serial numbers of their washer on both the label within the highest lid or the one on its rear. The record of mannequin numbers and serial quantity ranges included within the recall could be discovered within the CPSC discover and on Samsung’s web site.
WiFi-equipped washers, if linked to an influence supply and the web, will robotically replace with the software program repair, based on the CPSC and Samsung. For WiFi-equipped washers that haven’t been linked to the web, homeowners can get directions on how to try this and replace the software program from Samsung.
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“Customers whose washer doesn’t have Wi-Fi functionality or who in any other case want to obtain a free software program restore with out connecting to the web ought to instantly cease utilizing the washer and phone Samsung straight for a free dongle to plug in and obtain the free software program restore,” the CPSC discover said.
“We stay dedicated to delivering top-quality merchandise that improve the lives of our clients,” Samsung mentioned on its webpage in regards to the recall and software program replace. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience chances are you’ll expertise, and we’re grateful to your continued loyalty and persistence.”
The recall got here after Samsung obtained 51 stories of “smoking, melting, overheating or fireplace” with the washers, the CPSC discover mentioned. Of these incidents, property harm occurred in 10 of them.
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There have been three stories of individuals sustaining accidents because of smoke inhalation, based on the discover.
Between June 2021 and December 2022, the affected washers had been bought nationwide at Greatest Purchase, Costco, The Dwelling Depot and Lowe’s. They had been additionally bought at equipment shops and on Samsung’s web site.