BOSTON (CBS) — A preliminary settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit connected to exploding washing machines. Samsung recalled the high-efficiency top-load washing machines in 2016 after nine injuries were reported.
Three major retailers, Home Depot, Best Buy, and Lowes were also named in the lawsuit.READ MORE: Gov. Charlie Baker: Decision Not To Run For Third Term Was 'Complicated And Difficult'
The federal class-action lawsuit claimed Samsung has known about the issue for years. According to Consumer Reports, Samsung denies all of the allegations in the preliminary settlement.READ MORE: DA: Braintree Police Justified In Shooting Death Of Man Who Killed K-9, Wounded Officers
In one reported incident, a man says his washing machine “exploded” after his wife put in a small load of laundry.
Find out if your washing machine is included by entering the model and serial number here. They were sold from March 2011 to November 2016.MORE NEWS: Kyle Dugger Missed Wednesday's Patriots Practice As Team Awaits More Info On Potential COVID Situation
For more information, or to see if you can file a claim even if you no longer have the machine, visit the settlement website.