As the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding phone fiasco continues, Samsung Electronics announced yet another product recall on Friday. The South Korean technology firm will recall roughly 2.8 million top-loading washing machines sold in the U.S. after multiple reports of injuries caused by defective design.
The top of the washing machines can unexpectedly detach from the chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The defect is blamed in at least 9 reports of injuries including a broken jaw, an injured shoulder and other fall-related injuries.
Samsung has received 733 reports of excessive vibration in the washing machines or the top detaching from the chassis.
The recall involves 34 models of top-load washing machines made between March 2011 and November 2016 and costing $450-$1,500.
The top of the affected washing machines could separate when a high-speed spin cycle is used for washing bedding, water-resistant or bulky items, Samsung said.
The company has also been sued by some U.S. customers, who have alleged that their machines "explode during normal use".
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