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  • Sloan recall

    NEWS from CPSC and HC

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    www.cpsc.gov

    Health Canada
    www.hc-sc.gc.ca

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 21, 2012
    Release #12-201

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 303-5123
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
    HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

    Flushmate Recalls Flushmate(r) III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to
    Impact and Laceration Hazards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health
    Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a
    voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop
    using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is
    illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

    Name of Product: Flushmate(r) III Pressure-Assist Flushing System

    Units: About 2,330,600 in the U.S. and 9,400 in Canada

    Manufacturer: Flushmate, of New Hudson, Mich., a division of Sloan Valve
    Company

    Hazard: 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 or laceration hazards to consumers and property damage.

    Incidents/Injuries: Flushmate has received 304 reports of the product
    bursting, resulting in property damage and 14 impact or laceration injuries.

    Description: This recall is for Series 503 Flushmate(r) III Pressure Assist
    flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks. The recalled systems were
    manufactured from October 1997 to February 2008. The units are rectangular,
    black, two-piece vessels made of injection molded plastic. The date
    code/serial number is 16 characters long and is located on the label on the
    top of the Flushmate III. The first six numerals of the serial number are
    the date code. The date code range for this recall begins with 101497
    (October 14, 1997) and continues through 022908 (February 29, 2008).

    Sold at: The Home Depot and Lowe's stores, distributors and plumbing
    contractors nationwide for about $108, and sold to toilet manufacturers
    including American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St.
    Thomas.

    Manufactured in: United States

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the water supply to the
    recalled Flushmate III unit and stop using the system. Consumers should
    contact the firm to determine if their Flushmate III serial number is
    included in the recall and to request a free repair kit.

    Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Flushmate toll-free at (800)
    303-5123 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the
    firm's website at www.flushmate.com and http://recall.flushmate.com

    Note: Health Canada's press release is available at
    Consumer Product Recalls - Consumer Product Safety

    To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled
    products, please go to:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12201.html

  • #2
    Re: Sloan recall

    Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
    NEWS from CPSC and HC

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    www.cpsc.gov

    Health Canada
    www.hc-sc.gc.ca

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 21, 2012
    Release #12-201

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 303-5123
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
    HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

    Flushmate Recalls Flushmate(r) III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to
    Impact and Laceration Hazards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health
    Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a
    voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop
    using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is
    illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

    Name of Product: Flushmate(r) III Pressure-Assist Flushing System

    Units: About 2,330,600 in the U.S. and 9,400 in Canada

    Manufacturer: Flushmate, of New Hudson, Mich., a division of Sloan Valve
    Company

    Hazard: 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 or laceration hazards to consumers and property damage.

    Incidents/Injuries: Flushmate has received 304 reports of the product
    bursting, resulting in property damage and 14 impact or laceration injuries.

    Description: This recall is for Series 503 Flushmate(r) III Pressure Assist
    flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks. The recalled systems were
    manufactured from October 1997 to February 2008. The units are rectangular,
    black, two-piece vessels made of injection molded plastic. The date
    code/serial number is 16 characters long and is located on the label on the
    top of the Flushmate III. The first six numerals of the serial number are
    the date code. The date code range for this recall begins with 101497
    (October 14, 1997) and continues through 022908 (February 29, 2008).

    Sold at: The Home Depot and Lowe's stores, distributors and plumbing
    contractors nationwide for about $108, and sold to toilet manufacturers
    including American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St.
    Thomas.

    Manufactured in: United States

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the water supply to the
    recalled Flushmate III unit and stop using the system. Consumers should
    contact the firm to determine if their Flushmate III serial number is
    included in the recall and to request a free repair kit.

    Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Flushmate toll-free at (800)
    303-5123 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the
    firm's website at www.flushmate.com and http://recall.flushmate.com

    Note: Health Canada's press release is available at
    Consumer Product Recalls - Consumer Product Safety

    To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled
    products, please go to:
    Flushmate Recalls Flushmate® III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards
    I've put a bunch of these in. What a nightmare.
    Time flies like an arrow.

    Fruit flies like a banana.

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    • #3
      Re: Sloan recall

      Note that this recall was just expanded in Jan 2014.

      https://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014...ushing-System/


      Flushmate Expands Recall of Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards
      The toilet systems can burst and shatter the toilet tank.

      Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

      Recall date: January 23, 2014

      Recall number: 14-089




      Units: About 351,000 in the U.S. and about 9,400 in Canada (The Series 503 Flushmate III was previously recalled in June 2012)

      Description

      This recall is for Series 503 Flushmate III Pressure Assist flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks that were manufactured from March 2008 through June 2009. The units are rectangular, black, two-piece vessels made of injection molded plastic. Previously recalled systems were manufactured from October 1997 through February 2008. Recalled units have a date code/serial number that is 16 characters long and is located on the label on the top of the Flushmate III. The first six numerals of the serial number are the date code. The date code range for units included in this recall in MMDDYY format is 030108 (March 1, 2008) through 063009 (June 30, 2009). The date code range for previously recalled systems in MMDDYY format was 101497 (October 14, 1997) through 022908 (February 29, 2008). Units included in this recall were sold individually and installed in toilets manufactured by American Standard, Crane, Ecotech, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mancesa, Mansfield, Orion, St. Thomas, Universal Rundle, Vitra, Vitromex and Western Pottery.
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      • #4
        Re: Sloan recall

        I had a customer that had the tank blow up during the night, Luckily the guy was home ! and handy

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