Samsung is recalling nearly 664,000 top-loading washing machines because the units can short circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The recall, announced Thursday, involves 14 models of the washers equipped with super speed wash, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall includes model series WA49B, WA50B, WA51A, WA52A, WA54A and WA55A.
The appliances were sold between June 2021 and December 2022 at retailers including Costco, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowe’s.
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The company said it has received 51 reports of “smoking, melting, overheating or fire” involving the washers, but a software update can fix it.
Samsung is recalling nearly 664,000 top-loading washing machines because the units can short circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard, the the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on December 22, 2022.
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Owners of the machines should “immediately stop” using the machines until they are updated, the CPSC said. The safety regulator is urging people with the recalled washers to see if their machine has received the software update Samsung put out to fix the issue.
The model and serial numbers of consumer washing machines are located on either the label inside of the top lid or the label on its rear.
For more information visit Samsung at www.samsung.com and www.samsung.com/us/support/tlw-sw-update or call 833-916-4555.
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