Washing machines are the latest Samsung products to start exploding

Just when it seemed Samsung was starting to get a grip on the whole overheating Note 7 fiasco, its washing machines start exploding.

The company has confirmed it is in discussions with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after a US law firm filed a suit against the firm over faulty washing machines.

A statement from the CPSC reveals there are “safety issues related to certain top-load washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016”.

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As the BBC reports, the suit itself alleges that some of these top-load washing machines “explode in owners’ homes”, posing a risk of injury or damage to property.

It also cites several users who reported their washing machines exploding “as early as the day of installation”.

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Samsung has acknowledged the problem in a statement, but says the issue is related to ‘abnormal vibrations’ rather than any potential explosions.

The firm states: “In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items.”

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“Samsung is recommending that consumers with affected models use the lower speed delicate cycle when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant materials. There have been no reported incidents when using this cycle.”

The Korean company has not released a list of affected models, but does have a page where customers can enter their machine’s serial number to see if it is among the models in question.

Samsung has just been forced to recall 2.5 million Note 7 handsets after problems with the battery caused certain phones to overheat and even explode.

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In the US? Got a Samsung washing machine? Let us know if you’ve experienced any problems in the comments.

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