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LG Recalls Washers Due To Risk Of Injury

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:54 am    Post subject: LG Recalls Washers Due To Risk Of Injury Reply with quote

Dec. 18, 2012

LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Top-Loading Washing Machines

Units: About 457,000

Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea

Hazard: An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area.

Incidents/Injuries: LG has received at least 343 reports of washing machines vibrating excessively, of which at least 187 involved minor property damage. One minor injury has been reported.

For all the information, including models that are affected, please visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13073.html?tab=recalls
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