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Recall Alert: Flushing System Causes Toilets To Explode

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) - About 2.3 million Flushmate III Pressure-Assiste Flushing Systems, made by Flushmate in Hudson Michigan, have been recalled in the United States because of explosion risks.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada recalled the product because it was found that the Flushmate system can burst and release pressure that can lift the tank lid and shatter the toilet, which poses laceration risks for users.

The assistant flushing system, which was manufactured between October 1997 and February 2008, was sold at The Home Depot and Lowe’s stores.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says if you own a toilet with this system in it you should cut off the water supply to your toilet, stop using it, and call Flushmate at 800-305-5123.

For more information visit www.cpsc.gov.

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