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Whirlpool in trouble after explosion of its refrigerators

Whirlpool is an American electronics major manufacturing a plethora of home appliances and doing business in most parts of the world. The company is headquartered in Benton Charter Township, Michigan, United States. The company currently employs more than 92000 people and its annual sales exceed $21 billion.

Recently, it has been in the news for all the negative reasons. Palm Beach, Florida recorded an accident that caused thousands of dollars of destruction. Fortunately, no one was injured during the mishap.

According to a report from Toutiao, one refrigerator from Whirlpool exploded in the kitchen of a Florida household. The incident took place in the morning saving the member of the house any injuries. However, this is not the first time. According to the reports, the great fire of Glenfield Tower, London had links to the Whirlpool.

The fire was caused by a dysfunctional hot label refrigerator. The company’s Europe arm is owned by Whirlpool. This incident links Whirlpool to the 79 death caused in London. Faults, such as these put the users’ lives in jeopardy. Electronics majors need to take full responsibility for such events.

In the past, there have been such incidences with some of the most reputed companies in the world. Samsung, the South Korean electronics giant was in the limelight for many months due to their Note series’ battery explosions. There were a couple of explosions in aeroplanes too, which created havoc around the around the world among the Samsung users. Ultimately, Samsung had to pull back the model from the market to work on it and release a fault-free model next year.

Apple, another American giant is also upset with its new iPhone X models exploding. Numerous users have claimed that their recently purchased iPhone XS and XR models have exploded. One of the victims has serious injuries on his legs as the device exploded while being in his trouser pockets.

India is a huge market for this American company and it is present in the country for a long time. The reputation it has made in the country is very good among its other competitors such as Samsung, LG, Godrej and Onida. In recent years, the Chinese companies have been making an inroad into India. Haier is the most notable of all and it is giving tough competition to the existing companies with their good quality and affordable prices.

Whirlpool seems to be losing its ground in India with it being in the news for all the wrong reasons. The explosion of the Whirlpool appliances happening in different places raises the concern among the Indian consumers too and thus affecting the growth of the company. Moreover, the competition is getting tougher each day with the entry of the newer players in the Indian market. In such situations, they need to regain their ground by focusing on reducing such incidences and offering good products.

-Soumya De

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