Plumbing Recall: Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System

Flushmate, a division of Sloan Valve Company, is voluntarily recalling Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to impact and laceration hazards. Over 2 million units in the US and Canada are affected by this massive recall.

The Flushing system has had 304 reports of the system bursting (YIKES) and causing property damage and personal injury. The system can burst near the weld where the pressure is stored. Because of the potential for the tank to shatter you should turn off your water supply to the toilet immediately.

These recalled Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System were manufactured from October 1997 thru February 2008. 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).

Some of the manufacturers who used these systems in their toilets are: American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.

If your Flush III system is part of the recall or if you are unsure, contact Flushmate on the Recall Hotline  at (800) 303-5123 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. A free repair kit will be sent out to you.

KitchAnn style plumbing recall

If you experienced any injuries, the CPSC wants to hear your report. Contact them at or call their Hotline at (800) 638-2772.

Frigidaire Gas Range Recalled

If you bought a Frigidaire Gas Range from Lowes you will want to keep reading this recall announcement.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall for self-clean gas ranges  manufactured by Frigidaire and sold at Lowes from February through March 2012. The model number for this recall is # LGGF3043KFM with serial numbers within the following range: VF20457216 to VF20457555.

The recall was posted due to a delayed ignition on the bake/broil features of the oven which can cause a fire hazard. If you have an affected range you should stop using it an contact Frigidaire for a FREE inspection and free in-home repair if necessary.

To contact Frigidaire, call toll free at (888) 360-8556 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at

KitchAnn Style Appliance Recall Announcement for Frigidaire

Porsche Outdoor Kitchen

Porsche Design Studio may have stretched a bit in naming their first Grill an Outdoor Kitchen.

This collaborative endeavor between Porsche and Grand Hall Co. combines Porsche’s impeccable detail and style with Grand Hall’s advanced grilling technology in the powerful X-Series Grill.

The X-Series features 4 Crossray® laterally mounted infrared burners, integrated concealed rotisserie with rechargeable battery pack, LCD display and counter balanced hood.

“Even the first sketches by Porsche Design opened up
a new era for the Grandhall outdoor kitchen.”

The grill features 1,120 square inches of cooking space with four ceramic infrared burners that deliver up to 52,000 BTU of highly controllable heat. It is available in black or Stainless Steel.

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