More Than 600,000 Washing Machines Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
More than 50 reports of washing machines smoking, melting, overheating, or catching on fire have prompted a massive recall.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says six models of Samsung Top-Load Washing Machines are being recalled due to a fire hazard.
More than 663,000 of the washers were sold at Best Buy, Costco, The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other appliance stores nationwide and online at Samsung.com between June 2021 and December 2022.
This recall involves several models of Samsung’s top-load washers with super-speed wash.
The washers were sold in white, black, champagne, and ivory colors and included model series WA49B, WA50B, WA51A, WA52A, WA54A, and WA55A.
The following model and serial number ranges are included in the recall:
- WA49B5105AV/US - 01J457BT700001W through 01J457BTB00111H
- WA49B5105AW/US - 01J557BT700001J through 01J557BT700010D
- WA49B5205AW/US - 01HH57BT300006X through 01HH57BTB00932W
- WA50B5100AV/US - 01J257BT70001B through 01J257BTB01232B
- WA50B5100AW/US - 01J357BT770001L through 01J357BT700010F
- WA51A5505AC/US - 01HA57BR700003P through 01HA57BTB00346F
- WA51A5505AV/US - 01H257BR600003R through 01H257BTB02018L
- WA51A5505AW/US - 01GY57BR600026P through 01GY57BTB00269W
- WA52A5500AC/US - 01HB57BR700003Y through 01HB57BTB02968X
- WA52A5500AV/US - 01H357BR600006A through 01H357BTB01820Y
- WA52A5500AW/US - 01H457BR600003X through 01H457BTB01503Y
- WA54A7305AV/US - 01H557BR600003P through 01H557BR800650T
- WA55A7300AE/US - 01H057BR600001H through 01H057BTB05872Z
- WA55A7700AV/US - 01H157BR600151Z through 01H157ZT700005K
The model and serial numbers are found on the washer’s label attached to the inside of the top lid. An additional label is located on the rear of the washer.
Consumers are advised to stop using the washers until the unit's software has been updated to prevent the hazard.
All Wi-Fi-equipped washers that are plugged into a power source and actively connected to the internet will automatically download the free software repair when they are connected to the internet.
Consumers who have not connected their Wi-Fi-equipped washer to the internet should contact Samsung for instructions on how to download the software repair.