Recalls happen every day, right? I don’t usually give them much of a second look, but when I see the words “fire hazard” I take notice. I am especially paranoid about fires in dryers. I am constantly cleaning out the lint compartment, and I even hired a guy who came and blew out my vents – which were STUFFED full of lint that I didn’t even know about. And yes, that was a fire hazard. I am scared about this because a family friend died in a house fire that was caused by a malfunctioning dryer.
So, when I saw that Samsung was recalling their WASHERS over a “fire hazard” I stopped dead in my tracks…I have a Samsung washer. So I clicked on the link that Citizen Free Press shared, and I realized it was not my “type” of the washer. But. thought abut all of you, how many of you may have this washer, and need to know about this recall.
The Hill reported that Samsung is recalling about 663,500 top-load washing machine units due to a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.
There have been 51 reports of washer incidents that involved smoking, melting, overheating or fires, according to Samsung, 10 of which caused property damage. Three customers reported smoke inhalation injuries.
Samsung says an issue within the control panel of the affected models could cause overheating or melting. Customers with Wi-Fi-enabled machines are advised to download Samsung’s over-the-air software update to remedy the problem.
If your affected machine doesn’t connect to the internet, you’re advised to stop using the washer immediately.
See how to check if your washer’s software has been updated here.
The recall involves several Samsung top-load washers with super speed wash including model series WA49B, WA50B, WA51A, WA52A, WA54A, and WA55A sold in white, black, champagne, and ivory colors.
The washers in question were sold at Best Buy, Costco, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other appliance stores nationwide from June 2021 through December 2022.
Find the model and serial numbers on the washer’s label attached to the inside of the top lid. Another label can also be found on the rear end of the washer.
Please make sure you check the model number and take this recall seriously. And if you don’t own a Samsung, please share this so anybody else out there who might own one sees it. We just want to make sure nobody is hurt or killed in a house fire because of a malfunctioning washer that could have easily been fixed.
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