Massive recall of Flushmate II 501-B toilets pressure systems


A pressurized flushing system installed in toilets could explode. This occurred many, many times. The explosions have caused two dozen injuries including one person who needed foot surgery. The producer, Flushmate, has received 1,446 reports of exploding systems in the US, with a further seven complaints coming from Canada. About 1.4 millions devices are affected in the United States, according to the safety commission, along with an additional 17,300 in Canada. The United States consumer product safety commission has told owners to stop using their systems immediately.

Flushmate toilet system

“The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure. This pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers and property damage,” the safety commission says on its website. This isn’t the first recall of a Flushmate device. The Flushmate III, a different model, was recalled in 2012, 2014 and 2016 for the same reasons as the latest call back, according to Consumber Product Safety Commission. Owners can contact the firm to get a free replacement installed by a technician. Consumers may also call Flushmate toll-free at (800) 303-5123 to check if their toilet’s flushing unit is included in the recall.


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