Samsung Electronics, which is already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said it would recall about 2.8 million of its top-load washing machines in the United States to address safety concerns.
The top of the washing machines can unexpectedly detach from the chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement on Friday.
The machines being recalled were manufactured between March 2011 and November 2016.
Samsung received nine related reports of injuries, including a broken jaw, injured shoulder and other fall-related injuries.
Samsung, the world's top smartphone maker, is grappling with a global recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets due to faulty batteries causing some phones to catch fire.
While this defect doesn't appear to be related to the Note 7's issues, it will likely raise further concerns over the company's quality control measures and product safety.
Source : Business Insider