A proposed class action has been filed against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, its subsidiary, and four retailers for the continued manufacture and sale of top-loading washing machines that suffer an alleged defect that causes them to “explode.” After receiving hundreds of reports from consumers of excessive vibration or the top detaching from the machine, Samsung issued a recall of 34 washing machine models in November of 2016. The lawsuit claims that the remedies offered in the recall fail to cover the damages consumers have suffered and seeks injunctive and monetary relief.
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