Hazard: Thesystem can burst at or near thevessel weld seam releasingstored pressure. This pressurecan lift thetanklid and shatter thetank, posingimpact and laceration hazards to consumers and propertydamage.
Consumers should immediatelystop usingthe recalled FlushmateII501-B systems, turn offthe watersupplyto theunit and flush the toilet to releasethe internal pressure.Consumers should contact Flushmate torequest a free Flushmatereplacement unitand installation byatechnician.
Flushmate toll-free at 844-621-7538between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Mondaythrough Fridayand between 8a.m. and 6:30p.m. ET Saturday, or online at www.flushmate.comand click on “501- BRecall”in theblue boxon the top ofthe pagefor moreinformation.
Units:About 1.4 million (in addition, about 17,300 weresold in Canada)(TheSeries 503
FlushmateIIIwas previouslyrecalled June 2012January 2014, and July 2016.)
This recallis forFlushmateII501-Bpressure-assisted flushingsystems installed insidetoilet
tanks that weremanufactured from September 3,1996 through December7, 2013. Theunits are rounded oval, black, two-piecevessels madeof injection molded plastic. Recalled units havea date code/serial number that is 15 characters long and is located on thelabel on top ofthe FlushmateII501-Bunit.Thefirst sixnumerals of the serial numberarethedate code. Thedate coderangeforunits included in this recallin MMDDYYformat is 090396 (September3, 1996) through 120713 (December 7, 2013).Themodel codeis 10 characters longand is located on the same product label. Themodel codestarts with Mand ends with F. Units included in this recall weresold individuallyand installed in toilets manufactured byAmerican Standard, Corona, Crane, Kohlerand Mansfield.
Incidents/Injuries: mate has received 1,446reports in theU.S. and 7reports in Canadaof the unitsincluded in thisrecallbursting, resulting in propertydamage, totalingabout $710,000, including23 injuryreports with onerequiring footsurgery.
SoldAt:HomeDepot andLowe’s stores, toiletmanufacturers, distributors and plumbing contractors nationwideand online at www.grainger.com, www.hdsupply.com, www.homedepot.comand otheronlineretailers from September 1996 through December 2015 for about $108 fortheunits withouttoilets.
Manufacturer: Flushmate, ofNew Hudson, Mich., adivision of Sloan Valve Company
This recallwasconducted, voluntarilybythe company, under CPSC’s FastTrack Recallprocess. Fast Track recalls areinitiated byfirms, who committo work with CPSC to quicklyannouncetherecalland remedyto protectconsumers. field_rc_fast_track
TheU.S. ConsumerProductSafetyCommissionis charged with protectingthe public fromunreasonable
risks of injuryordeath associated withtheuseofthousandsof typesofconsumerproductsunder the agency’sjurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, andpropertydamage fromconsumerproductincidents costthe nation more than $1trillionannually.CPSCiscommitted to protectingconsumersand familiesfrom productsthatposeafire,electrical,chemicalormechanicalhazard. CPSC’s worktoensure the safetyof consumerproducts-such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarettelightersand household chemicals– contributedtoa declinein the rate ofdeaths andinjuries associated with consumerproductsover the past
Federallaw barsanyperson fromsellingproducts subject toa publicly-announced voluntaryrecallbya manufactureroramandatoryrecallordered bythe Commission.
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