CHICAGO (AP) -- The U.S. Consumer and
Product Safety Commission is recalling more than 450,000 LG and Kenmore Elite
Brand top-loading washing machines.
The agency announced the recall Tuesday. It says an unbalanced load can
cause the washing machines to shake excessively and the drum to come loose.
Officials say that poses a risk of injury to consumers and possible property
The recall involves three LG and three Kenmore Elite Brand machine
models manufactured between February 2010 and November 2011.
LG has received at least 340 reports of washing machines vibrating
excessively. Of those 187 involved minor property damage. One minor injury has