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Toilet system can burst; 2.3 million recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Flushmate, on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of the 503 Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing System

About 2.3 million are being recalled in the U.S., the announcement said.

It said the system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam, lifting the tank lid and shattering the tank.

The company has received 304 reports of the product bursting, resulting in property damage and 14 injuries.

They were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores, distributors and plumbing contractors nationwide for about $108, and were also sold to toilet manufacturers including American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.

Consumers can contact the firm to determine if their Flushmate III serial number is included in the recall and to request a free repair kit. Call 800-303-5123 or go to www.flushmate.com or http://recall.flushmate.com.

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