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Samsung washers now blowing apart
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Samsung washers now blowing apart 

Samsung confirmed last Friday that it’s working with Health Canada about potential safety issues for certain top load high-efficiency washers which were manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016. The day before, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned in a bulletin that some washing machines made during the period stated above can violently open if overloaded with heavy items such as bedding.

“Washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items at certain settings may cause the machine to experience abnormal vibrations which could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage,” Samsung said in a release.

To check if you have an affected model, Samsung has provided a website where you need to select your model and place your serial number in. For those consumers with affected models, Samsung says that you, “should use the lower speed delicate cycle when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant materials.”

According to a piece from CBC, Samsung has insisted that the affected washing machine models have flawlessly performed “hundreds of millions” of loads of laundry without incident. This according to law firm Lieff Cabraser is not so and has launched a class-action lawsuit on behalf of plaintiffs who say their units blew apart.

This is not the only issue that Samsung is battling right now, a number of phones for its latest line the Galaxy Note 7 has exploded and burst into flames.

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