LG Top-Loading Washing Machines Recalled Because of Injury Risk
LG Electronics Inc. announced a recall of Top-Loading Washing Machines. 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.
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.
The top-load washing machines were sold from April 2010 through December 2012. 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:
|Brand||Model||Serial Number Range|
|LG||WT5001CW, WT5101HV, WT5101HW||002KW******
|Kenmore Elite||209002, 29272, 29278||005KW******
Approximately 457,000 wood top-loading washing machines sold at LG models were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears and local retailers nationwide. Kenmore Elite models were sold at Kmart and Sears. All were sold from April 2010 to December 2012 for between $899 and $1,099.
According to the recall notice, for additional information, consumers should immediately contact LG or Sears for a free in-home repair of the machine. Consumers will also receive supplemental information to be inserted into their owner’s manual and a new caution label to be placed on the washing machine. Consumers who have observed their recalled washing machine shaking excessively should immediately stop using it. Consumers should be aware that loading their machines with water-proof or water-resistant items, such as mattress pads, mattress covers and similar items, increases the chances of loads being unbalanced. Customers may contact LG at (855) 400-4636 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
If you or your child has been injured by a washing machine, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.
|Kenmore Elite 29002|
|Kenmore Elite 29272|
|Kenmore Elite 29278|
|Location of the rating label on the washer|