Flushmate is recalling 1.4 million of its flushing systems nationwide because they could explode.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Flushmate II 501-B pressure assisted flushing system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam and release stored pressure. That can in turn lift the tank lid and shatter it, which could cause injuries or property damage.
The Michigan-based company has received 1,446 reports in the U.S. and 7 reports in Canada of the system causing property damage, including 23 injury reports with one requiring foot surgery.
If you have an affected system, officials say turn off the water supply to the unit and flush the toilet to release the internal pressure then contact Flushmate for a free replacement unit and installation.
Here’s how to check if your system is affected from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
For more information, you can check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website here.