At a time when Samsung is already dealing with the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, the company has been hit by another calamity --- "exploding" washing machines.
According to a CNN report, certain models of Samsung's top-loading washing machines can potentially pose a safety risk because some customers have complained that the machines vibrate so heavily - particularly when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items - that they explode into pieces.
The report has revealed that the "exploding" washing machines issue affects Samsung's top-loading washing machines manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016.
Samsung is already facing a class-action lawsuit -- filed in New Jersey last month -- over "exploding" washing machines. The lawsuit claims that the customers affected by the "exploding" washing machines issue - mostly the customers living in Texas, Georgia and Indiana - have heard a deafening boom while washing clothes.
Going by the court filings, one of the owners of Samsung's "exploding" washing machines in Texas has revealed that her machine "exploded with such ferocity that it penetrated the interior wall of her garage."
Meanwhile, a warning about Samsung's "exploding" top-loading washing machines has been recently issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) which has, since early 2015, received reports of at least 21 occurrences of the affected models of washing machines getting dislodged due to "abnormal" vibrations.