Over 1,400 Toilets Recalled for 'Exploding' Hazard

October 24, 2018Oct 24, 2018

As customers, we have to deal with product recalls from time to time. Most of the recalls that affect consumers usually deal with tainted food or faulty parts. In recent years, numerous car recalls and food recalls have dominated consumer headlines.

However, another product has just been recalled that has left many people scratching their heads. According to reports, over 1,400 toilets have just been recalled due to the threat they could explode.

"Officials say the Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing systems can burst and release stored pressure. The pressure can lift and shatter the tank lid on the toilet," reported CBS.

Owners of the faulty toilets are told to stop using the product immediately. They are also being told to turn off their water supply and flush the toilet, relating pressure from the system.

"The product is sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s stores and online at http://www.grainger.com, http://www.hdsupply.com, http://www.homedepot.com and other online retailers from September 1996 through December 2015 for about $108 for the units without toilets," reported CBS.

The system is said to be used across the nation by major plumbing outfits and contractors. At this time, no stories have been reported of toilets exploding while anyone was actually sitting on them. This is truly a strange story!

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