Jul 15, 2015

Sharp to improve safety of front-loading washing machines

Sharp Corp. will try to improve the safety of its front-loading washing machines for children, in the first move by a Japanese manufacturer to address the matter after a 7-year-old boy got stuck inside one in Tokyo in June and died. The Osaka-based Sharp ...

Feb 5, 2014

Toshiba to repair defective washers

Toshiba Home Appliances Corp. said it will provide free repairs for washing machines with drying functions to address the risk of smoke and fire. Subject to the measure are about 583,600 units of 30 models sold in Japan and made between July 2005 and ...

Panasonic churns out 100 millionth washing machine

Aug 30, 2013

Panasonic churns out 100 millionth washing machine

Panasonic Corp. has built its 100 millionth washing machine since starting production in 1951 under the leadership of founder Konosuke Matsushita. Its output of washing machines has accelerated since Panasonic started production in China in 1992, with the last 50 million being manufactured since ...