Toilets being recalled after reports of exploding water tanksBy Mason White 11:38 AM January 27, 2014
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By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A company announced a large recall after receiving reports that some toilet tanks exploded, according to a statement released by Flushmate.
The Department of Consumer Affairs said that hundreds of thousands of flushing systems are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada, for fear that they might cause an explosion.
There have been at least three reports of the Flushmate systems exploding, resulting in property damage, but so far, no one has been injured.
The units can explode with enough force to lift the lid of the tank and causing the tank to break.
Consumers have been told to stop using the Flushmate system and close the water supply to the unit.
They were also urged to flush the toilet in order to relieve the internal pressure.
Consumers were told to contact Flushmate so they can get a free repair kit.
The recall involves the Series 503 Flushmate III Pressure Assist. 351,000 units were sold in the U.S. and about 9,400 in Canada.
The units, which were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s, were manufactured between March 2008 and June 2009.