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Dangerous Defects in Samsung and LG Top Loading Washing Machines

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer are now accepting cases involving defective top loading washing machines manufactured by Samsung and LG. Over the last few years, the top loader models of these companies’ washing machines have been malfunctioning in various ways, including exploding during use. Our firm is presently representing a woman whose Samsung top loading washing machine (Model Number WA50F9A6) exploded while she was doing laundry for her family. Our client was standing next to the machine when it exploded and was struck with debris, causing serious injury to her back and jaw. She will require reconstructive surgery of her jaw and physical rehabilitation for her back injuries for the remainder of her life.

The defects that cause these dangerous explosion involve the mounts and supporting rods that secure the drum or barrel to the rest of the machine, known as the cabinet. These mounts fail while the machine is in use, causing the drum (which is where the clothes are washed) to detach and bounce uncontrollably inside the cabinet, causing damage to the exterior of the machine and in many instances generates enough force to cause the machine to explode. Besides our client, there have been other documented cases of LG and Samsung models which have exploded during operation. Videos of these instances can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpH-3cxm9O0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNDDYB4DfDQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8iPJnbwNjw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z4fjiCz6tU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpBmLze8Mos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpBmLze8Mos

Recently, Samsung issued a recall in Australia involving this defect and another flaw with their top loading washing machines, which may cause the machines to catch fire during use. The recall affected approximately 150,000 models manufactured between 2010 and 2013. A link to the recall issued by Samsung’s Australian subsidiary and media stories about the recall can be found here:

http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047306

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/463581/20130502/faulty-exploding-washing-machines-forces-samsung-recall.htm#.UmoEfs3QHkU

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a defective LG or Samsung washing machine, or has experienced a serious defect with one of these models that has rendered the machine inoperable, please consult the attorneys at the Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer for a free evaluation of your legal rights. In addition to personal injury claims, we are also contemplating a class action on behalf of all consumers nationwide who have purchased one of these models for restitution of the purchase price of the machine and all other available legal remedies.


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