A bathroom-flusher producer primarily based in New Hudson, Mich., has recalled 1.four million of its pressure-assisted fashions following greater than 1,450 studies of the flushers exploding and bursting rest room tanks.
The Flushmate II 501-B, manufactured by Flushmate, “can burst at or close to the vessel weld seam releasing saved stress,” based on a recall discover posted by the corporate.
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“This stress can elevate the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impression and laceration hazard to shoppers and property injury.”
The USA Shopper Product Security Fee (CPSC) has additionally confirmed that 1,446 studies of malfunctioning Flushmate models have been reported within the U.S., together with seven in Canada, leading to $710,000 in property injury and 23 accidents — one among which required surgical procedure to a buyer’s foot.
The affected mannequin, which was designed to make use of compressed air to drive water into the bathroom bowl (versus the normal gravity-assisted fashions), has not been produced by Flushmate since Dec. 2013, however was obtainable for buy by way of Residence Depot or Lowes as late as 2015. On-line retailers, together with Grainger and HD Provide, have additionally offered the models.
Flushmate is urging clients to examine the mannequin and serial numbers of their models to find out if theirs is among the merchandise being recalled.
“To uphold our dedication for security and high quality to our clients, Flushmate has introduced, at the side of the U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee, a voluntary recall of all Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing methods,” a spokesperson for Flushmate confirmed to Fox Information. “Though Flushmate discontinued transport the product inside rest room fixtures in 2006, when the Flushmate II 501-B turned a substitute half, and discontinued the product altogether in 2013, we’re speaking with clients who should still personal the product to supply a free Flushmate substitute unit and set up by a technician.
“We’re encouraging all clients to go to our web site … or name 1-844-621-7538 to find out if their product is included within the Flushmate II 501-B recall, register their serial quantity, and request a free Flushmate substitute unit and set up.”
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The corporate has additionally instructed shoppers to show off the water provide to their Flushmate II 501-B models and to launch inside stress by then flushing the bogs, per the CPSC.