Washing machine breaks person's jaw, leads to recall

The Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is not the only Samsung product consumers need to worry about.

On Friday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 2.8 million top-loading washing machines because of a risk of "impact injuries."

According to CPSC, the top of the washing machine could unexpectedly detach during use. Samsung received 733 reports of "excessive vibration" or the top detaching from the chassis of the machine.

Nine injuries have been reported, including a broken jaw.

The machines were sold at multiple retailers including Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowe's and Sears from March 2011 to November 2016.

Samsung says owners of the machines can either receive a free in-home repair to reinforce the top of the washer, or receive a rebate to purchase a new washer.

"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,” says John Herrington, Samsung Electronics America's senior vice president and general manager of its home appliances division, 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 washing machine recall is the latest headache for Samsung, after issuing recalls for the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following reports of the device overheating and potentially catching fire or exploding. Samsung says the Note recall could cost them at least $5.3 billion.


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