Plumbing Recall: Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System
Flushmate, a division of Sloan Valve Company, is voluntarily recalling Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to impact and laceration hazards. Over 2 million units in the US and Canada are affected by this massive recall.
The Flushing system has had 304 reports of the system bursting (YIKES) and causing property damage and personal injury. The system can burst near the weld where the pressure is stored. Because of the potential for the tank to shatter you should turn off your water supply to the toilet immediately.
These recalled Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System were manufactured from October 1997 thru February 2008. 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).
Some of the manufacturers who used these systems in their toilets are: American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.
If your Flush III system is part of the recall or if you are unsure, contact Flushmate on the Recall Hotline at (800) 303-5123 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. A free repair kit will be sent out to you.