(WASHINGTON) — Flushmate is recalling 2.3 million Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing Systems.
The company has received 304 reports of toilets “bursting", leading to property damage and 14 injuries.
Flushmate says the release of stored pressure "can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank."
The Flushmate II was sold at Home Depot and Lowe's and were made between October 1997 and February 2008.
The date code/serial number of the recalled products are 16 characters long and is located on the label on the top of the Flushmate III. The first six numerals of the serial number are the date code. The date code range for this recall begins with 101497 (October 14, 1997) and continues through 022908 (February 29, 2008).
They were sold to toilet manufacturers including American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.
If you believe you have a Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing System, turn off the water and stop using the unit immediately.