LG Recalls Nearly 500,000 Top Load Washing Machines Due to Injury Risk

LG Recalls Nearly 500,000 Top Load Washing Machines Due to Injury Risk

December 18, 2012 Updated Dec 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM EST

(CPSC news release) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday announced a voluntary recall of approximately 457,000 LG Electronics top-loading washing machines.

According to the CPSC news release:

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.

Description: The recall involves three LG and three Kenmore Elite Brand top-loading washing machine models manufactured between February 2010 and November 2011. The units come in beige, white and graphite steel colors. Recalled washing machines have the following model and serial number ranges:

Read the entire CPSC news release HERE.

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