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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – About 1.4 million Flushmate Flushing Systems are being recalled due to an exploding hazard.

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Credit: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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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.

Flushmate® Recalls Flushmate II 501-B Pressure-Assisted Flushing Systems Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards

Credit: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Consumers should immediately stop using the systems, turn off the water supply to the unit and flush the toilet to release the internal pressure.

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The product is sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s stores and online at,, and other online retailers from September 1996 through December 2015 for about $108 for the units without toilets.

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The system is also used nationwide by toilet manufacturers, distributors and plumbing contractors.

About 1,446 units in the U.S. and seven in Canada have reportedly exploded.

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Consumers should contact Flushmate to request a free Flushmate replacement unit and installation by a technician.