While the exploding toilet recall headline may bring about some laughter, over 2.3 million Sloan Flushmate III Pressure Assist Flushing Systems have been recalled due to fact over one dozen people have been seriously injured by the faulty device. As published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), these systems utilize water and air pressure to increase the power of a flush and can burst on the inside of a toilet tank, consequently releasing stored up pressure. This pressure can cause the tank to shatter and to lift the lid off of the tank, which can present laceration and impact hazards as well as property damage for consumers. If you were injured by an exploding toilet, contact a product liability lawyer in your area for advice on how to proceed with a lawsuit for recovery of damages.
In excess of three hundred Sloan Flushmate III units have exploded in toilet tanks around the country according to reports published by the CPSC. These toilet ruptures account for fourteen laceration and impact injuries and many more may not have been reported. An attempt to prevent additional injuries from occurring, a voluntary recall of the Flushmate III was announced by the CPSC. The unit is installed on the inside of a toilet tank and displays a 503 as the series number. In addition, the unit displays a serial number with sixteen digits that includes the manufacturing date in the first six characters listed in the sequence. Those with a manufacturing date between 10/14/1997 and 02/29/2008 were listed in the recall notice.
Individuals that have been injured by an exploding toilet related to the Sloan Flushmate III toilet recall may have cause to file a product liability lawsuit related to a design defect in the product. These lawsuits can be extremely costly as well as time consuming; skilled product liability lawyer can assist you in determining if a lawsuit is in your best interest or a waste of your time.
If you have identified that you in fact have a recalled unit in your toilet tank, it would be wise to shut off your water supply and discontinue using the unit in order to prevent an exploding toilet injury, according to advice issued by the CPSC. A consumer can request a free kit to repair the unit from Flushmate by calling 800-303-5123 or visiting http://recall.flushmate.com. Call NOW for a free consultation with a product liability lawyer in your area.