Recall of LG and Kenmore Elite Brand Washing Machines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea, announced a voluntary recall of three LG and three Kenmore Elite Brand top-loading washing machine models manufactured between February 2010 and November 2011.  (About 457,000 units)  Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

LG models were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears and local retailers nationwide. Kenmore Elite models were sold at Kmart and Sears. All were sold from April 2010 to December 2012 for between $899 and $1,099.  The units come in beige, white and graphite steel colors. Click on the link below and check your model and serial number ranges to see if your washer falls within the guidelines of the recall.

Hazard: An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area.  LG has received at least 343 reports of washing machines vibrating excessively, of which at least 187 involved minor property damage. One minor injury has been reported.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13073.html