the company says the top-loaders lose load balance easily, causing them to shake so much they could cause damage to the surrounding area or even topple over.
The faulty models were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, K-Mart, and Sears. The models were sold from April 2010 to December 2012. The units come in beige, white and graphite steel color.
if you have an lg washer that may be affected you're asked to contact the company for a free in-home repair kit.
For more information contact LG; toll-free at (855) 400-4639, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT Saturday, or online at www.lg.com/us and click on Public Notices.
For Kenmore or LG washers purchased at Sears or Kmart; toll-free at (888) 812-2935, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday, or online at www.sears.com and click on Customer Service Home then Product Recalls in the Product Information section.
For a list of model numbers and to see pictures of the affected washers visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13073.html.