In Sydney’s western suburbs.

Samsung is currently investigating a fire that was reportedly caused by one of its washing machines. A 95 year old woman was rescued from her Auburn home on Saturday afternoon and treated with smoke inhalation.

In a statement supplied to Appliance Retailer, the company said: “Samsung continues to urges consumers who may be impacted by the recall to visit its dedicated website or call its toll-free product safety hotline on 1800 239 655.”

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Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly and damage was confined to the unit’s bathroom, according to an article in The Sydney Morning Herald.

NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello told SMH Saturday’s fire should serve as a reminder to all consumers to check the model number of their Samsung top loader washing machines.

“The machines, of which more than 144,000 were sold nationally between 2010 and 2013, have been found to pose a fire risk,” he said.

“I strongly urge consumers with machines subject to the recall to claim a replacement or refund from the supplier, which they are entitled to do under the Australian Consumer Law.”