TOP-LOADING WASHING MACHINES About 457,000 LG and Kenmore Elite top-loading washing machines sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears and local retailers (LG) nationwide, and Kmart and Sears (Kenmore Elite). All were sold from April 2010 to December 2012 for between $899 and $1,099. An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loo
se 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.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact LG or Sears for a free in-home repair of the machine. Consumers will also receive supplemental information to be inserted into their owner's manual and a new caution label to be placed on the washing machine. Consumers who have observed their recalled washing machine shaking excessively should immediately stop using it. Consumers should be aware that loading their machines with water-proof or water-resistant items, such as mattress pads, mattress covers and similar items, increases the chances of loads being unbalanced. For LG call 855-400-4639or go to www.lg.com/us and click on Public Notices. For Kenmore or LG washers purchased at Sears or Kmart call 888-812-2935or go to www.sears.com and click on Customer Service Home then Product Recalls in the Product Information section.
For the latest information on all recalls, go to Recalls.gov. There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.