Flushmate Recall on FlushmateŽ III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System for Toilets
Flushmate Recalls FlushmateŽ III Pressure-Assisted
Flushing System Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following
consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: FlushmateŽ III Pressure-Assist Flushing System
Units: About 2,330,600 in the U.S. and 9,400 in Canada
Manufacturer: Flushmate, of New Hudson, Mich., a division of Sloan Valve Company
Hazard: The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure. This
pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact or laceration hazards to
consumers and property damage.
Incidents/Injuries: Flushmate has received 304 reports of the product bursting, resulting in
property damage and 14 impact or laceration injuries.
Description: This recall is for Series 503 FlushmateŽ III Pressure Assist flushing systems
installed inside toilet tanks. The recalled systems were manufactured from October 1997 to
February 2008. The units are rectangular, black, two-piece vessels made of injection molded
plastic. The date code/serial number is 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 063009
(June 30, 2009).
Sold at: The Home Depot and Lowe’s stores, distributors and plumbing contractors nationwide
for about $108, and sold to toilet manufacturers including American Standard, Crane, Eljer,
Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the water supply to the recalled Flushmate IIIunit and stop using the system. Consumers should contact the firm to determine if their
Flushmate III serial number is included in the recall and to request a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Flushmate toll-free at (800) 303-5123
between 8 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
and between 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
or visit the firm’s website at
www.flushmate.com and http://recall.flushmate.com.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recallretrait-
CPSC and HC
Exploding toilets! Sloan Flushmate III recall
Saw this on the Consumer Product Commission's Web site: Flushmate Expands Recall of Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards