Samsung, after phone recall, recalls 3M washing machines

Samsung is the South Korean company that last month was forced to recall millions of its of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, the corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, the corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

(AP) – Nearly 3 million Samsung washing machines are being recalled in the U.S. following multiple injuries, including a broken jaw, due to “excessive vibration.”

Samsung is the South Korean company that last month was forced to recall millions of its of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after batteries inside began to overheat and catch fire.

Safety officials cited 733 reports of malfunctioning, top-loading washing machines and nine injuries, including a broken jaw and an injured shoulder.

The recall Friday affects 34 models of washing machines manufactured between 2011 and this year. Samsung is offering free repairs, a rebate on the cost of a new machine or a full refund for machines purchased in the last 30 days.

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