Recalls: Attack Of The Unsafe Washing Machines!

Samsung and Maytag front-loading washers are being recalled for fire hazard this fine morning, so run downstairs and check your machine to see if it’s engulfed in a raging fireball of doom. If not, and its numbers match the recall, we have some information for you. From the CPSC:

Hazard: Water leakage onto the electrical connections to the washing machine’s thermal sensor could cause an electrical short and ignite a circuit board, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Sold at: Major department and appliance stores nationwide from April 2005 through August 2006 for between $1,000 and $1,200.

Step 1: Click here to see if your serial number matches the recall. Not all washers are being recalled.

Step 2: For more information, consumers can call Maytag toll-free at (800) 868-5109 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to Maytag’s Web site at www.washerrecall.com – Samsung customers can call (800) 515-7902 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to Samsung’s Web site at www.Samsung.com/washerrecall

—MEGHANN MARCO

Maytag

and Samsung

Brand Front Loading Washing Machines Recalled Due to Fire Hazard [CPSC] (Thanks, LAGirl!)