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Thursday 17 April 2014

Recall over 'exploding toilets'

The toilets can burst near a seam with force enough to shatter the tank

Watch out for exploding toilets.

Flushmate, the maker of a high-pressure flushing system sold at US stores Home Depot and Lowe's, is expanding its recall of the parts, because they can burst near a seam with force enough to shatter the toilet tank.

The consumer product safety commission said the company is recalling 351,000 units in the US and about 9,400 in Canada of the Series 503 Flushmate 111 Pressure Assist flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks that were made from March 2008 through June 2009.

There were no reports of injuries.

Yesterday's move follows a recall in June 2009 of the same systems made from October 1997 through February 2008.

Flushmate of New Hudson, Michigan, is a division of Sloan Valve Company.

AP

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