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Flushmate Recalls Pressure-Assisted Toilet Flushing System

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Flushmate Recalls Flushmate® III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards


Name of Product: Flushmate® III Pressure-Assist Flushing System

Units: About 2,330,600 in the U.S. and 9,400 in Canada

Manufacturer: Flushmate, of New Hudson, Mich., a division of Sloan Valve Company

Hazard: The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure. This pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact or laceration hazards to consumers and property damage.

Incidents/Injuries: Flushmate has received 304 reports of the product bursting, resulting in property damage and 14 impact or laceration injuries.

Description: This recall is for Series 503 Flushmate® III Pressure Assist flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks. The recalled systems were manufactured from October 1997 to February 2008. The units are rectangular, black, two-piece vessels made of injection molded plastic. The date code/serial number is 16 characters long and is located on the label on the top of the Flushmate III. The first six numerals of the serial number are the date code. The date code range for this recall begins with 101497 (October 14, 1997) and continues through 022908 (February 29, 2008).

Sold at: The Home Depot and Lowe's stores, distributors and plumbing contractors nationwide for about $108, and sold to toilet manufacturers including American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the water supply to the recalled Flushmate III unit and stop using the system. Consumers should contact the firm to determine if their Flushmate III serial number is included in the recall and to request a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Flushmate toll-free at (800) 303-5123 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.flushmate.com and http://recall.flushmate.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-....jsp?re_id=1633

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I'd love to see a vid of one bursting

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Seen several split and leaking, never blowed up. At least if it scared the crap out of u, ur in the right location. Shard o porcelain in the back would not be too fun though

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"Immediately stop.....using the system". I just hope my neighbors don't have that system! Oh, wait....I DO! I did try to preform the recall. The metal band to contain a burst went on right. However the pressure regulator added to reduce pressure stopped working correctly (running water about every hour or two, even after adjusting) within one month. Took off that regulator (which was a recall add-on part), been working good for a year now. BTW, all parts, due to recall including pressure valve was replaced all at the same time at no cost. Somebody really doesn't want to be sued!

Edited by Richard Wood

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