Last week, Samsung announced that they would be recalling washing machines due to reports that the lids of the washing machines can violently pop off while laundry is spinning. CNNMoney staffer Aaron Smith takes a look at this latest issue for Samsung, which also recalled 1 million of their Galaxy 7 smartphones this past September because they could burst into flames while charging.
Samsung explained that the tops of the washing machines can become dislodged when bedding, water-resistant or bulky items are washed on high speed:
The company is offering customers free in-home repair, with a one-year warranty extension, or a rebate to buy a new washer, from Samsung or another company, with free installation and removal of the old one. Customers who stick with Samsung get $150 toward their next washer.