Samsung Washing Machines Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

On December 22, 2022, Samsung Electronics America Inc. issued a recall of approximately 663,500 top-loading washing machines with super speed wash. These washing machines can short-circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard. Samsung has received 5 reports of smoking, melting, overheating, and fire involving the washers. Notably, ten of these incidents resulted in property damage, while three consumers have reported injuries due to smoke inhalation. A software update can fix the fire hazard. Consumers should immediately check whether their washer’s software has been updated to prevent the hazard. If not, then consumers should immediately stop using the washer until the software is updated. All Wi-Fi equipped washers should automatically download the free software repair when connected to the internet. Samsung will also provide a free dongle to plug in and download the free software repair for consumers whose washers do not have Wi-Fi capability.

The recalled washing machines were sold in white, black, champagne, and ivory colors and include model series WA49B, WA50B, WA51A, WA52A, WA54A, and WA55A. The model and serial numbers are found on the washer’s label attached to the inside of the top lid. The washing machines were sold at Best Buy, Costco, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other appliance stores nationwide and online at from June 2021 through December 2022. 

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