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Manufacturer in massive recall after exploding toilets leave 23 people injured – Flushmate recalls 1.4 million pressure-assisted flushing systems

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Toilet manufacturer begin massive recall of pressure-assisted flushing systems
Flushmate, is recalling 1.4 million units of their ‘Flushmate II 501-B’ pressure-assisted flushing system
They received more than 1,400 reports in the US of their system bursting and causing property damage totaling about $710,000
At least 23 people reportedly injured from the exploding toilets, including one person who required foot surgery 
The defective model was  sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores across the county from September 1996 to December 2015
Pressure-assisted toilet flushing system 4Defective units of the Flushmate intelli-Flush  II 501-B pressure-assisted Automatic Flushing System allegedly has been exploding, leaving 23 people injured
 An exploding hazard that left at least 23 people injured has led the makers of a toilet flushing system to issue a recall of more than 1.4 million products.

he company, Flushmate, has received more than 1,400 reports in the U.S. of their pressure-assisted toilet flushing systems bursting and causing property damage totaling about $710,000.
At least 23 people have also reported injuries from the exploding toilets, including one person who required foot surgery, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall is for the company’s Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing system that was installed inside toilet tanks manufactured from September 3, 1996 through to December 7, 2013.
The units being recalled are an oval, black, two piece object made of injection molded plastic.
Flushmate says the products were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores and online retailers, as well as toilet manufacturers, distributors and plumbing contractors across the county from September 1996 to December 2015.
The units were sold for roughly $108 without toilets.
Flushmate said the recalled units have a date code/serial number that is 15 characters long and is located on the label on top of the product.

Pressure-assisted toilet flushing system 2There is a recall on thee Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing system [photo], This model was installed inside toilet tanks manufactured from 1996 to 2013
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