People are being advised to use only the delicate cycle when washing heavy items because the top load washers can become "dislodged"
On its website, Samsung says people can enter their 15-digit serial number located at the rear of the washer to verify whether their washing machine is part of the notice.
“In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items,” the company said on its website.
The agency says the lower spin cycle lessens the risk of injuries or property damage due to the top-load washers becoming dislodged.
The commission says the machines were made between March 2011 and April 2016.
It says it is working with Samsung to address the safety issues.