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2.3 Million Toilets Recalled in US

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of over 2.3 million toilets in the US and another 9,000 in Canada after more than 300 reports have been filed saying faulty flushing mechanisms caused the toilets to explode. There have been at least 14 “impact or laceration injuries” from the toilets reported.

The recall applies to all Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing Systems manufactured between 1997 and 2008. The Flushmate system was sold at Lowes and Home Depot as well as the toilet manufacturers Gerber, Mansfield, Eljer, Crane, Kohler, St. Thomas, and American Standard.

The recall notice says that anyone with a recalled system should shut off the water to the toilet and contact Flushmate at (800)303-5123 for a free repair kit.

At least one lawsuit alleges that the repair kit offered by Flushmate is inadequate. Las Vegas resident Maralee Pelka filed a federal lawsuit against Flushmate and Sloan Valve Co., saying the repair kit malfunctioned and caused her toilet to leak. In her lawsuit, she claims the entire flushing system needs to be replaced by a licensed plumber. Pelka requests class action status and seeks unspecified monetary damages. disclaimer: This article: 2.3 Million Toilets Recalled in US was posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 8:46 pm at and is filed under Product Liability Lawsuits.

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