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Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Flying-Lid Washing Machines

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A couple looks over an "activewash" Samsung washing machine with a built-in sink during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2015. (Steve Marcus/Reuters)
 

By    |   Friday, 04 Nov 2016 12:41 PM

Samsung is recalling 2.8 million top-load washing machines, a move that comes just weeks after the company's exploding Galaxy Note 7 debacle.

Samsung issued the recall on Friday after receiving several injury reports involving the washing machines, Reuters reported.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the tops of these Samsung washing machines can "unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact."

The company has received nearly 10 reports of injuries, including “a broken jaw, an injured shoulder, and other fall-related injuries,” according to Reuters. To make matters worse, Samsung has also received more than 700 reports of “excessive vibration” of the machines, which can lead to lid detachment.

In a press release, the South Korean tech company said it would offer customers free in-home repairs that include “reinforcement of the washer’s top” or a rebate that they can use toward a new Samsung washing machine or one of another brand.

“Our priority is to reduce any safety risks in the home and to provide our customers with easy and simple choices in response to the recall,” John Herrington, senior vice president and general manager of Home Appliances for Samsung Electronics America, said in a statement. “We are moving quickly and in partnership with the CPSC to ensure consumers know the options available to them and that any disruption in the home is minimized.”

The machines in question were manufactured over a five-year span from March 2011 to November 2016, and they each cost anywhere between $450 and $1,500, Reuters noted.

In early September, Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones after receiving reports that the phones were catching fire.

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