Flushmate recalls toilet flushing system

Flushmate is recalling 2.3 million Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing Systems due to an impact and laceration hazard. The system can burst near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure.

This pressure can lift the toilet tank lid and potentially shatter the tank, posing a risk of impact injuries and lacerations to consumers, as well as property damage.

This recall involves 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 serial number on the affected systems is 16 characters long and located on a label on the top of the unit. The first six numerals of the serial number are the date code. The date code range for this recall begins with 101497 and continues through 022908.

The recalled Flushmate flushing systems were sold and Lowe's and Home Depot stores, as well as to distributers and contractors nationwide. It was also sold to a number of toilet manufacturers including American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.

Consumers with the recalled Flushmate units should immediately stop using the system and turn off the water supply to the toilet. Consumers should then contact Flushmate at 800-303-5123 to request a free repair kit.

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