Samsung recalls nearly 640,000 washing machines due to fire hazard

Samsung is recalling just about 664,000 major-loading washing machines simply because the models can brief circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The remember, introduced Thursday, consists of 14 versions of the washers outfitted with super speed clean, according to the Buyer Item Protection Commission.

The recall features model collection WA49B, WA50B, WA51A, WA52A, WA54A and WA55A.

The appliances ended up sold between June 2021 and December 2022 at merchants including Costco, Ideal Obtain, Home Depot and Lowe’s.

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The business said it has received 51 reports of “smoking cigarettes, melting, overheating or fire” involving the washers, but a computer 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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Proprietors of the equipment really should “quickly halt” employing the equipment until they are up-to-date, the CPSC reported. The security regulator is urging people with the recalled washers to see if their device has gained the software update Samsung set out to resolve the situation.

The product and serial numbers of customer washing machines are located on either the label inside of the top lid or the label on its rear.