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Watch Out For Exploding Toilets! Millions Being Recalled.

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Warning!!  There are exploding toilets out there. I am serious.

Millions of faulty flushing mechanisms that have caused toilets to explode, creating "laceration risks" for toilet users.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the warning about the Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System, which has been sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores under the manufacturers American Standard, Crane, Kohler, Eljer, Mansfield, St. Thomas and Gerber.

These are toilets manufactured between 1997 and 2008 -- about 2.3 million in the United States and 9,000 in Canada.

Already the Consumer Product Safety Commission has reports of 304 incidences of explosing toilets and 14 of those resulted in "impact or laceration injuries."

Anyone who owns a toilet with the recalled system should shut off the water connection to the toilet and contact Flushmate at (800) 303-5123 to request a free repair kit, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a recall notice.

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