Samsung has recalled around 2.8 million top-load washing machines due to reports of the top of the machine detaching from the chassis when in use. There have been 733 cases of detachment or consumers complaining of excess vibration. Nine injuries have been reported, which includes a shoulder injury, a broken jaw, impact injuries and fall-related injuries. The Samsung recall includes 34 models of the popular washing machines that were sold at Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, and other nationwide home appliance stores from March 2011 to November 2016. Samsung is urging consumers to contact the company immediately to obtain a remedy option. The company is offering the option of a free in-home repair kit that will reinforce the washer’s top and an extra year of the manufacturer’s warranty, or a rebate that can be applied to a purchase of a new Samsung washing machine that comes with free installation and disposal of your old machine. Consumers who have purchased their washing machine within the past 30 days can receive a full refund.
This product recall is very unnerving due to the extent of injuries and the amount of washers it has affected. Product liability injuries are something that can and should be prevented. Unfortunately, it takes several injuries for companies to investigate a possible product recall. These injuries often lead to mounting medical bills, lost time from work, lost wages, physical therapy, and undue stress. A product liability attorney should be your first call after receiving medical attention. An experienced attorney will help you fight for maximum compensation while holding the company liable for your injuries.
Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, has an experienced product liability team that has helped many victims receive a fair settlement for their injuries. We understand that each case is sensitive and have many resources to help aid us in building your case. Contact us for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured due to a recalled product.