COLORADO -- (WRCB) -- After purchasing a new, front-loading washing machine, Lindsey McIver was woken by her 4-year-old son crying so hard he could barely speak last week.
In her heartfelt Facebook post, McIver said "As I was trying to understand what he was saying, my husband flew out of bed and down the stairs. It was then that the realization hit. He had said: Kloe. Inside. Washer. "
McIver found her 3-year-old daughter Kloe inside the water-tight (and air-tight) washer, which was filling with water, and going through its tumbling cycle.
McIver said her daughter was screaming, but couldn't be heard.
The parents quickly stopped the washer and retrieved their daughter, who had a few bumps on her head and some wet clothes.
The McIvers hadn't even had a chance to use the machine, since they bought it the night before and installed it with their children watching.
"We told them several times that they were not to touch it. They all replied 'OK,' " said McIver.
With a new safety lock installed, the McIvers urged parents to think about child safety.