Recall issued for exploding toilet flushers

June 22, 2012 2:36:10 PM PDT
The maker of a toilet flushing system has recalled more than 2 million units after hundreds of toilets burst.

Flushmate made the series 503 Flushmate III devices between October 1997 and February 2008.

204 people have reported the devices burst, releasing enough stored pressure to lift the lids and shatter the tanks of toilets.

14 people have been injured as a result of the malfunction.

The units were sold at Home Depot and Lowe's stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Anyone with one of these assist flushing system should turn off the water supply to their toilet and contact the company.


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