Samsung in talks with US regulator amid complaints of exploding washing machines

Amid global recall of Samsung's Note 7 smartphones, the reports of exploding washing machines have landed the tech company in fresh trouble.? Photograph:( Reuters )

Seoul, South Korea Sep 29, 2016, 07.52 AM (IST)

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said that it is in talks with a US watchdog about safety issues with some top-loading machines after reports that some of them have exploded. 

 

The South Korean multinational conglomerate has been warned  by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to address the safety problems with washing machines, according to multiple reports. 

 

"We are in active discussions with the CPSC to address potential safety issues related to certain top-load washing machines manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016," an official statement on Samsung's website 

 

"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." 

 

Amid global recall of Samsung's Note 7 smartphones, the reports of washing machine explosions have landed the tech company in fresh trouble. 

 

According to international news agency Reuters, the world's top smartphone maker announced a global recall on September 2 of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets due to faulty batteries causing some phones to catch fire.

 

(WION with inputs from Reuters)