Sep 23, 2019
Laundry Appliance and Child Entrapment
Young children have been known to enter the drum of front-loading clothes washers and dryer, e.g., to play hide-and-seek, and some have died over the years due to suffocation. Child entrapment in a washer or dryer, while rare, still happens today. A child might climb into a machine, get trapped and suffocate because he or she can’t get out.