Tuesday, February 7, 2023

United States: Washing machine recalled due to fire risk; Keep These Tips in Mind

According to a statement, the company Samsung Electronics America, in association with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the recall of certain models of top-loading washing machines sold in the country from June 2021 to December. 2022, as they endanger the user’s life due to the overheating of the control panels, which could lead to a possible fire.

Similarly, the CPSC specified The washing machines sold were from the WA49B, WA50B, WA51A, WA52A, WA54A and WA55A model series in champagne, white, ivory and black colours.

Meanwhile, the home appliance company asked the buyers of these products to check that the software of the home appliance has been updated and avoid the danger; If it doesn’t, it suggests not using the washing machine.

it must be remembered The CPSC has issued an alert to recall approximately 772,000 units of air fryers or various references to air fryers in the past months, Sign “Risk of fire and burns”.

The household appliances referred to by the Commission correspond to the Insignia brand belonging to the Best Buy chain. He said the decision to issue the alert was made because to date the company has received 104 consumer reports of “air fryers catching fire, burning or melting.”

Reported incidents included seven cases of minor damage to homes and two injuries to people, including a minor who suffered burns to her leg, according to the report by the CPSC.

Reference photo about airfryer. – Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

What things should you never put in the washing machine?

One of the factors that affect the usefulness of a washing machine is the dirt that can accumulate inside it, as it is the cause of the bad odor that pervades the clothes. Hence the importance of cleaning it regularly and under proper care.

In addition, it is important to note what types of elements can be put into this device, as some may corrode and even take damage that renders the device unusable. Therefore, below are some ingredients that should be avoided for use in washing machines:

  • Coins or Keys: Many times the clothes are not checked and money remains inside them. Meanwhile, coins and keys that get into the washer can damage the drain pump fins if they pass the filter. Due to this, the drain hose is completely closed and the water is not able to come out. Even coins can break the protective glass, damage the drum, and puncture the external tank.
washer – Photo: Getty Images
  • Pillows: It is one of the elements that most often collides, which is why it is necessary to wash it, but not all types of pillows should be included in this tool. For example, fluffy pillows that have cotton inside can become deformed and even break. It is best to wash them by hand to ensure they retain their original shape.
  • Clothing with flammable stains: Inflammable stains that soak into a piece of clothing can be a hazard if they get into the washing machine, especially when the dryer cycle is active. In these cases, it is best to wash the stain and be sure to remove the substance before putting it in the washing machine, otherwise it could start a fire. Another way to make it safer is to soak the fabric in solvent for 10 minutes and then rinse or, better yet, hand wash.

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