On September 21, two girls were found killed in the washing machine at home in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province which caused great public concern. Yesterday, 25 days after the incident, the Nanchang police announced on its official microblogging saying that homicide has been ruled out and the two girls were indeed killed by the washing machine. Police investigation suggested that:-
1. It initially suspected that the two sisters walked into the washing machine by stepping on a small stool;
2. The washing machine can automatically turn on 52 seconds after the cover is closed;
3. Bearing experiment showed that the washing machine can run while carrying 60 pounds of rice.
Source: Beijing News
These findings have once again put the Haier company under great media pressure as these findings indicates possible product defects of the Haier washing machine. But so far the Haier company has not responded to any possible product defects or possibility of offering compensations, this reaction obviously disappoints most people.