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Samsung sued because of defective washing machines

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Posted on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 7:38 pm    

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement on Wednesday, September 28 about “safety issues” regarding the electronic component manufacturing company Samsung Electronic Ltd.’s top-loading washing machines. The warning is coming more than a month after lawsuits were filed against the company in August because their machines are liable to explode while in use.

The commission said it is “actively and cooperatively working with Samsung to address safety issues related to certain top-load washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016.” It did not specify which models were potentially dangerous, but the lawsuit claimed there are at least 11.

Samsung said it will not comment on the pending litigation, CNN said, but they issued a statement on their website addressing the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s warning. They urged consumers to use delicate cycles only. “There have been no reported incidents when using this cycle. It is important to note that Samsung customers have completed hundreds of millions of loads without incident since 2011.” The incidents in which the machines exploded happened in 2015.

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