Samsung has confirmed it is in talks with US consumer watchdogs after a lawsuit against the firm over “exploding” washing machines.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)warned of problems with some of Samsung’s top-load machines.
It comes as a US law firm filed a suit against the South Korean firm, saying the fault can lead to injury or damage.
The problems follow Samsung’s global recall of its Note 7 smart phone over “exploding” batteries.
Both Samsung and the CPSC said that certain top-loading washing machines from March 2011 to April 2016 were affected.
“In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items,”
Models sold outside North America are not affected by this issue, a spokesperson said.