LG Recalls Almost 457,000 Washers Over Injury Risk
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that LG Electronics Inc. voluntarily recalled around 457,000 top-loading washing machines due to risk of injury.
The washers were recalled due to possible injury risk to consumers and property as an unevenly distributed load might make the washing machine tremble vigorously causing the drum to come loose while in use, stated the CPSC.
The South Korean firm received 343 complaints about the machine shaking excessively. Nearly 187 reports revealed insignificant property damage and one minor injury, said the CPSC.
The products facing the recall involved three LG and three Kenmore Elite Brand top-loading washing machine models and were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears, and local retailers from April 2010 to December 2012. Kenmore Elite models were sold at Kmart and Sears.
Consumers are advised by CPSC to stop using the recalled product and contact LG or Sears for a free in-home repair of the machine.
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