Bomb in the John, Flushmate III recall... Wenatchee and Leavenworth Home Inspection Service
Bomb in the John,
Flushmate III recall... Wenatchee and Leavenworth Home Inspection
The CSPC last week issued a recall on Flushmate III series 503 pressure assist toilet flushing system because of a possible impact and/or laceration hazard due to bursting by the vessel weld seam. This has been reported to shatter the tank and launch the tank lid.
Flushmate has received 304 reports of their product exploding. This has caused property damage as well as 14 impact or laceration injuries up to the date of June 21, 2012.
The company has voluntarily decided to recall about 2.3 million units.
These have been distributed at Home Depot and Lowe's stores and plumbing contractors throughout the nation. The system cost about $108. This maybe also installed in toilets for several manufacturers such as American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.
Flushmate is offering a free repair kit by visiting http://flushmate.com/recall/. The consumer must confirm with their serial numbers that their system is included in the recall.
Flushmate’s recall hotline is (800-303-5123) is open between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EDT weekdays.
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