This expanded recall is for Series 503 Flushmate® III Pressure-Assist flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks that were manufactured from July 2009 through April 2011. Previously recalled systems were manufactured from October 1997 through February 2008 and from March 2008 through June 2009. The units are rectangular, black, two-piece vessels made of injection molded plastic.
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 is written as Month/Day/Year and the affected date code range for this recall begins with 070109 (July 1, 2009) and continues through 043011 (April 30, 2011).
Units included in this recall were sold individually and installed in toilets manufactured by American Standard, Copperfit, Crane, Ecotech, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Lamosa, Mancesa, Mansfield, Orion, St. Thomas, Universal Rundle, Vitra, Vitromex, Vortens, and Western Pottery.
The Series 503 Flushmate® III 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.
Flushmate has received two reports of the units bursting, resulting in property damage, including one report of a minor injury in the United States.
Flushmate has received six reports of the units bursting in Canada, all related to the original June 2012 recall. No injuries were reported.
Neither Flushmate nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of the products included in this recall notice.
For more information, please see: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59328r-eng.php