Washing clothing is one of those mundane, weekly or more often, chores that we all must endure. No one expects such a thing to be dangerous. No one expects a washing machine to explode.
Melissa Thaxton was going about washing clothes in her Paulding County home when her top-loading Samsung washing machine exploded in her face.
Thaxton was quoted as saying, “It sounded like a bomb went off in my ear. There were wires, nuts (and) the actual top was laying on the floor.”
She said that her 4-year-old son was near the explosion at the time as well.
Thaxton is now suing Samsung, according to her attorney. Her attorney alleges that a support rod became unfastened during the spin cycle.
Samsung stated that the affected top-loading models were made between March 2011 and April 2016. According to other sources, 21 people have reported having their Samsung washing machines explode since last year.
Samsung did state that they are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in order to address safety issues. The company also recommends using slower spin cycles.
In a release, the company said, “In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items.”
Samsung recommended that customers with questions visit www.samsung.com/us/support/tlw. They can also call 1-844-3881 with any questions.
If you have been injured by a Samsung top-loading washer, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the law offices of John Foy & Associates. The “Strong Arm” attorneys will work to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.