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.