Recall alert: Nearly 3 million washers at risk of blowing apart


Mike Timmermann

Samsung is recalling about 2.8 million washing machines because the top can unexpectedly blow off, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Washing machine recall: What you need to know

Samsung has received 733 reports of the washers experiencing excessive vibration or the top detaching during use, especially at high speed, the CPSC said. We know of at least nine injuries, including a broken jaw, injured shoulder and serious bruising.

“I just remember covering my head and leaning over towards my son and just screaming this scream,” a woman who narrowly escaped serious injury told ABC News in an exclusive interview.

The recall involves the following 34 models of Samsung top-load washing machines, which were sold at major stores from March 2011 to November 2016.

  1. WA40J3000AW/A2
  2. WA45H7000AP/A2
  3. WA45H7000AW/A2
  4. WA45H7200AW/A2
  5. WA45K7600AW/A2
  6. WA45K7100AW/A2
  7. WA48H7400AW/A2
  8. WA48J7700AW/A2
  9. WA48J7770AP/A2
  10. WA48J7770AW/A2
  11. WA50K8600AV/A2
  12. WA50K8600AW/A2
  13. WA52J8700AP/A2
  14. WA52J8700AW/A2
  15. WA400PJHDWR/AA
  16. WA422PRHDWR/AA
  17. WA456DRHDSU/AA
  18. WA456DRHDWR/AA
  19. WA476DSHASU/A1
  20. WA476DSHAWR/A1
  21. WA484DSHASU/A1
  22. WA484DSHAWR/A1
  23. WA48H7400AP/A2
  24. WA50F9A6DSW/A2
  25. WA50F9A7DSP/A2
  26. WA50F9A7DSW/A2
  27. WA50F9A8DSP/A2
  28. WA50F9A8DSW/A2
  29. WA52J8060AW/A2
  30. WA5451ANW/XAA
  31. WA5471ABP/XAA
  32. WA5471ABW/XAA
  33. WA56H9000AP/A2
  34. WA56H9000AW/A2

You can find the model number and serial number on the back of the washer:

Recall alert: Nearly 3 million washing machines at risk of blowing apart

If your washing machine is affected, contact Samsung for either a free in-home repair, rebate or refund if you bought your unit within the past 30 days.

In the meantime, the CPSC said you should only use the delicate or waterproof cycles when washing bedding, water-resistant and bulky items. This will help to reduce the risk of the washing machine top blowing apart during use.

For more information, you can reach Samsung at 866-264-5636 or go to

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