Samsung Facing Defective Products Class Action over Alleged Exploding Washing Machines

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Santa Clara, CA: A defective products class action lawsuit has been filed against Samsung Electronics alleging the washing machines they make and distribute explode during normal use.

Filed by three women, namely Suzann Moore, Michelle Soto Fielder and Melissa Thaxton, the complaint asserts, on behalf of a class of all persons similarly situated, that the washing machines they all use have high-speed motors to spin the washer tub at 1,100 revolutions per minute. However, the plaintiffs claim the machines have defective assembly dampers, which causes the tub to become unfastened during a spin cycle, causing an explosion.

The plaintiffs allege Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD are responsible because the defendants allegedly continued to the sell defective washing machines despite being aware of the potentially dangerous defect.

The plaintiffs are represented by Jason L. Lichtman of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP in New York; John T. Spragens of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP in Nashville, Tennessee; and Scott L. Starr and Andrew B. Miller of Starr Austen & Miller LLP in Logansport, Indiana. The case is U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Case number 2:16-cv-04966-KM-MAH.

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Samsung does not stand by their product
Purchase a Samsung front load washer for a household of one person. Drum went bad after 2 years. Costumer service promised to come out and look at washer after independent repair man said the drum mechanisms was bad. Pacific sales where product was purchased said Samsung has had problems with top and front load wash machines and the product was subject of recall.
Samsung agreed to look at the washer to verify manufactures defect. On the Day of service call Samsung stated they require a service fee to inspect faulty wash machine.Samsung does not stand by products. I have purchased several sets of washer, dryers and 5 tv's, after a complete remodel of 3 homes will not buy Samsung products any more.

Flat screen TV went bad after 18 months only reason that it was replaced was because the product was purchased at cost co. Samsung would not replace or repair. Buyer be aware of purchasing Samsung product.

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I have a washer dryer front loader pair from Samsung and would like to be kept informed of this. I purchased them in 2014.

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I purchased a Sears KENMORE ELITE which I understand is made by Samsung. If this is the case, I would like to be kept informed. Thank you for your assistance.

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I had a samsung washing machine that had a problem with the bracket that for the water pump kept flooded my house twice

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