Latest News

Flushmate recalls Flushmate III due to impact, laceration hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with New Hudson, Mich.-based Flushmate, a division of Sloan Valve Co., announced a voluntary recall of the Flushmate III pressure-assist flushing system. 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.

Flushmate has received 304 reports of the product bursting, resulting in property damage and 14 impact or laceration injuries.

About 2.3 million were sold in the United States and 9,400 in Canada  at Home Depot and Lowe's stores, distributors and plumbing contractors nationwide, and sold to toilet manufacturers including American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.

This recall is for Series 503 Flushmate 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 022908 (February 29, 2008).

Consumers should immediately turn off the water supply to the recalled Flushmate III unit 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.

For more information, contact Flushmate at 800/303-5123 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.flushmate.com and recall.flushmate.com.

To see pictures of the recalled products, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12201.html or cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1633.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Supply House Times. Stay connected with us via social media.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

A pictorial look at Supply House Times' travels in the early part of 2015

Industry events are in full swing. Here’s a pictorial look at Supply House Times’ travels in the early part of 2015.

8/26/14 1:00 pm EST

Free Webinar: Low Temperature Heat Emitter Options in Hydronic Systems

With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

Supply House Times

march cover

2015 March

SHT's February issue features cover story: Woman-owned American Precision Supply is an industrial PVF success story and the features: Women in Industry: 2015; Manufacturers enthused after record-breaking 2015 AHR Expo; Planning ahead at the ASA Winter Leadership Conference; and Green products abundant at Design & Construction Week 2015.
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Where do you look for new employees?

Where do you look for new employees?
View Results Poll Archive

The Supply House Times Store

2015.jpg
2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

CS-OflRGBhomepage.jpgWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook Twitter Updated icon Youtube Updated icon    LinkedIn Updated icon  Google+

Premier 125

Premier 125 button

The information SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES uses to rank the Premier 125 is the most accurate we can gather. It is primarily based on responses to a questionnaire we send to the wholesalers in our database, supplemented with information obtained from industry reports and estimates.