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  • On Sink/Countertop

  • Model 74300

  • Model 76703

  • Model 78251 sold with Essential XTR Disposer Packaged with SinkTop Switch

  • Model STS-SOSN

  • On Sink/Countertop

  • Under sink

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 3:11 pm

InSinkEratorŽ recalls single outlet SinkTop™ switch accessory for garbage disposals

InSinkEratorŽ recalls SinkTop™ switch accessory for garbage disposals due to water can get into the power module, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop Switches. The air activated switch mounts to the sink or countertop and is an alternative to the traditional wall switch for a garbage disposal. The model numbers are 76703, STS-SOSN, 78251 and 74300, and can be found on the back of the power module.  InSinkErator is written on the front of the power module. The switches were sold with a chrome, white, or satin nickel button/bezel as an accessory for garbage disposals.  Garbage disposals activated by a wall switch are not affected by this recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled switches and contact InSinkErator for a free SinkTop switch replacement. 

Consumers can contact InSinkErator toll-free at 855-215-5695 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.insinkerator.com and click on “Safety Notice”, or  www.insinkerator.safetynotice.expertinquiry.com for more information.

The switches were sold between 2005 and October 2017 at home improvement stores, online websites and through plumbing contractors and outlets for between about $50 and $90.