Samsung has been the butt of jokes in social media because of the fiasco with the exploding Galaxy Note 7. We’ve seen all the funny memes online.
Recently, however, the company is once again facing another disaster which has led to the recall of a massive 2.8 million units of top-loading washing machines. The problem? They were, uhm, exploding.
In a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) aired on Good Morning America, we learn that 730 Samsung washer units exploded and resulted to injuries of nine individuals. Eventually, the company decided to recall the units.
Samsung has recalled 2.8 million top-loading washing machines after reports of explosions.
Elliot Kaye, chairman of the CPSC, commented:
“We’re talking about… a very serious hazard of the top of these washing machines completely blowing off. It is a lot of reports.”
Kaye further pointed out that the tops of the exploding units weren’t “secured enough based on a design failure.”
The massive recall covers 34 different models released from March 2011 to November 2016.
The recall covers 34 different Samsung top-loading models which were released in the market from March 2011 to November 2016.
For a full list of the affected models, zoom into this image:
In a post on the CPSC website, we learn that Samsung is offering three options for affected customers. The post said:
“Consumers should contact Samsung immediately to receive one of the following remedy options. Consumers can choose (1) a free in-home repair that includes reinforcement of the washer’s top and a free one-year extension of the manufacturer’s warranty; (2) a rebate to be applied towards the purchase of a new Samsung or other brand washing machine, along with free installation of the new unit and removal of old unit; or (3) a full refund for consumers who purchased their washing machine within the past 30 days of the recall announcement.”
Watch the video report here:
This is definitely not a good time for Samsung as a company.
The Tomb Where Jesus Christ Was Resurrected is Unveiled for the First Time in Centuries
The burial place of Jesus Christ is the most sacred site in Christianity, and researchers were given the opportunity to study it for the first time in centuries.
Whether you're Christian or not, you must admit that you know at least some of the story about Jesus Christ.
It was said that after his crucifixion by the Romans in AD 30, he was laid on a burial bed made from the side of a limestone cave, but when women came to the tomb to anoint his body three days later, it was said that there were no remains present - hence pointing to his resurrection after death.
Christians believe that Christ's body was laid on a slab of limestone. The slab pictured here has been encased in marble since 1555, and it has become a place of worship for many Christians.
Scientists Claim They’ve Finally Unlocked The Mystery Surrounding The Bermuda Triangle
Thanks to satellite images, a team of scientists claim they’ve figured out the reason why hundreds of aircraft and ships have mysteriously disappeared in the region.
The Bermuda Triangle has always been shrouded in great mystery.
Located in the Atlantic Ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda, the Bermuda Triangle is a spot where hundreds of aircraft and ships have suddenly disappeared for unknown reasons. Some have even attributed the incidents to extra-terrestrial or paranormal activity.
In 1945, for example, five American torpedo bombers and a plane were sent to the area and they eventually ended up vanishing without a trace. Most recently, the cargo ship "El Faro" disappeared in the area just last 2015.
This 911 Operator Is Facing Criminal Charges After Hanging Up On Emergency Calls
Apparently, this 911 operator just “did not want to talk to anyone at that time.”
For many emergencies, your best bet would be to pick up the phone and call 911 for help. Operators stand at the ready to help you out – unless, of course, they don’t feel like talking.
Recently, a couple from Houston filed a complaint against 43-year-old Creshenda Williams, a former 911 operator who allegedly hung up on their call during an emergency.
911 operator Creshenda Williams is now facing criminal charges after hanging up on emergency calls.
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