PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – About 1.4 million Flushmate Flushing Systems are being recalled due to an exploding hazard.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Chance For Strong To Severe Storms On Tuesday, Damaging Winds
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the systems, turn off the water supply to the unit and flush the toilet to release the internal pressure.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
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.
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.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
Consumers should contact Flushmate to request a free Flushmate replacement unit and installation by a technician.