According to a recent video news report from ABC News TV, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning about certain top-loading Samsung washing machines after reports that some exploded.

The agency said it is working with Samsung on a remedy for the issue, which apparently impacts some units manufactured from March 2011 to April 2016.

Following are excerpts from Samsung’s official statement on the issue dated 9/28/16:

“In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items.

 Samsung is recommending that consumers with affected models use the lower speed delicate cycle when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant materials. 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.

 To determine if you have an affected washing machine, visit us at www.samsung.com/us/support/tlw.”

Whether or not you own the Samsung washer in question, there is takeaway for all of us. If your washing machine or other water related appliance malfunctions, the potential flooding and water damage can be devastating. Having the right water alarm sensor – especially one with automatic water supply shutoff – can make all the difference.


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