(CNN) Samsung recalled more than 660,000 washing machines and warned customers that the machines could short-circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The company received 51 reports of “smoke, melting, overheating, or fire from washing machines.” Ten of these reports involve property damage, and three customers reported smoke inhalation injuries.
Several models of Samsung top-load washers with super fast wash are affected: WA49B, WA50B, WA51A, WA52A, WA54A and WA55A. The washers were sold in white, black, champagne, and ivory colors, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission released the serial number range of the 14 recalled models.
The 663,500 washers were sold at large retailers, including Best Buy, Costco, The Home Depot and Lowe’s from June 2021 through December 2022, for between $900 and $1,500.
A software update can fix the risk of fire. “Consumers should immediately check if their washing machine software has been updated to avoid hazards. Otherwise, consumers should stop using the washing machine immediately until the software is updated,” the commission said.
All Wi-Fi-equipped washing machines should automatically download free repair software when connected to the Internet, Samsung said. Those without an internet connection can get a free adapter from Samsung to go online and download the free repair software.