Samsung top-loading washing machines recalled

The washing machine recall covers 14 different models sold at Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other appliance stores nationwide and online.

WASHINGTON — Samsung is recalling approximately 663,500 top-loading washers due to a fire hazard.

According to the recall notice, the washing machine may have short circuited in the control panel and overheat. There have been 51 reports of smoke, melting, overheating or fire associated with the recalled washing machines. Three people reported smoke inhalation.

The recall includes 14 models with the supercharger feature. The machines were sold at Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other appliance stores nationwide and online at Samsung.com from June 2021 to December 2022 for between $900 and $1,500. la.

The recall of Samsung top-loading washing machines includes models WA49B, WA50B, WA51A, WA52A, WA54A and WA55A. A full list of recalled models and serial numbers is available on the recall notice and on the Samsung website.

“Consumers should immediately check that their washing machine’s software is up to date to prevent a risk; and if not, consumers should stop using their washing machine immediately until the software is updated. “, the recall notice explains.

Samsung has posted information on its website on how consumers can check if their washing machine’s software is up to date.

According to Samsung, this is “the industry’s first over-the-air software recall remedy in the home appliance industry.”

“If, after downloading the update, the affected washing machine’s control panel requires physical repair, we will promptly repair it at no cost to you,” the company said on its website.

The model and serial number are affixed on the label on the inside of the lid of the washing machine or on the label on the back of the washing machine.

Consumers with additional questions can contact Samsung via its website or call 833-916-4555 between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET.

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Edmund DeMarche

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