The US Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recent Recalls and Product Safety News - LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2012
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LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Top-Loading Washing Machines
Units: About 457,000
Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea
Hazard: 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:
LG WT5001CW,WT5101HV,WT5101HW 002KW******* through 111KW*******
Kenmore Elite 29002,29272,29278 005KW******* through 111KW*******
I just did this for my WT5101, 006xxxxxx. The number does go to a recall center - but - since the recall just went out today - the recall center is having problems processing the request. Still on hold.
Here is a link that might be useful: LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury