Words that you never want to see in close proximity to each other: “toilet,” “explosion,” and “shatter.” That’s why the Flushmate flush-assist system has been recalled, though: one of the welds in the system can break, shattering the toilet tank and posing an “impact and laceration hazards to consumers,” as the Consumer Product Safety Commission elegantly explains.
The same model of the Flushmate was recalled in 2012. Technically, this is an expansion of the 2012 recall, affecting the same product: the series 503. The expansion covers units made between March 2008 and June 2009. Serial numbers for this product have a production date code as part of the serial number.
The flushing system cost about $110, and was sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and any specialty stores that sell toilets. If you have questions, you can call Flushmate at (800) 303-5123 or visit the company’s site.