Product Recalls: February 2023

Posted on Jan 28 2023 in Product Recalls

Samsung recalls top-load washing machines

Samsung washer

Samsung has recalled several models of its top-load washers with super speed wash. The washing machines can short-circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Samsung has received 51 reports of smoking, melting, overheating or fire involving the washers; 10 of which resulted in property damage. Three consumers have reported injuries due to smoke inhalation. The appliances were sold at Best Buy, Costco, The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other appliance stores nationwide and online at from June 2021 through December 2022 for between $900 and $1,500.

The units came in white, black, champagne and ivory colors and include model series WA49B, WA50B, WA51A, WA52A, WA54A and WA55A. The model and serial numbers are found on the washer’s label attached to the inside of the top lid. An additional label is located on the rear of the washer. 

Contact: Samsung at and or by phone toll-free at 833-916-4555 if you cannot determine if your Samsung washing machine is involved in the recall, or if you want to learn how you can update the software of Wi-Fi equipped washers or wish to receive free software.

Air fryers pose fire and burn hazards

Newair has recalled two models of its Magic Chef Air Fryers. The air fryer can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Model numbers MCAF56DB (black) and MCAF56DW (white) are affected. The air fryers measure about 13 inches by 15 inches by 14 inches. They were sold online at,,,,,,,,,, and from July 2018 through September 2020 for between $115 to $138.

Contact: Newair at 833-715-1021, on online at or for online registration.

Light fixtures recalled due to wiring problem

Light fixture recalled

Forty-one models of Hunter lighting fixtures — from the Devon Park, Astwood, Highland Hill, Kerrison and Van Nuys lighting collections — have been recalled. Internal wires in the lights can be damaged, posing an electric shock hazard to the consumer. The units were sold online at and other online lighting websites from October 2021 through September 2022 for between $110 and $450.

Contact: Hunter at 866-326-2003, or online at and click on the “Recall” link at the bottom of the page or for more information.

As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here is a recent recall notice provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit for full details of this recall and for notices of many more.