BOSTON (CBS) – Samsung has discontinued the sale of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones but it’s not the only device with safety issues.
The company is also dealing with reports that some of its washing machines have exploded during use.READ MORE: 2 Hanover Street Banks Robbed Within 10-Minute Timeframe
Andrea Gardner of Weymouth recently learned her washing machine is among those at risk of breaking apart mid-wash and she wants the company to find a solution fast.
“This is a no-brainer folks. You get these machines out. They’re time bombs,” she told WBZ-TV.
The affected washing machines have not been recalled even after a handful of washers have broken apart during the spin cycle.
A federal class action lawsuit claims Samsung has known about the issue for years.READ MORE: NH Fish And Game To Sell 2022 Calendars Featuring K9 Teams
Samsung says the potential safety issues are related to certain top-loading machines made between March 2011 and April 2016. Samsung is now working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to address the safety issue.
In a statement Samsung said “customers have completed hundreds of millions of loads without incident since 2011.”
Until a fix is found Samsung and the CPSC recommend using the delicate cycle.
“That’s not a solution,” explained Gardner.
To be on the safe side the Weymouth grandmother is no longer doing laundry during the weekly visits from her young grandson.MORE NEWS: Boston's Famous 'Skinny House' In The North End Sells For $1.25 Million
“Those of us who have these have potential bombs in our laundry rooms. We just need to fix this,” she said.