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    Defective Flushmate Flushing Systems in Toilets

    By: Seeger Weiss LLP on November 28, 2012

    Flushmate Flushing Systems pose a safety hazard to consumers because the units can burst, causing the toilet to explode.

    Flushmate Flushing Systems are found in many brands of toilets. However, the systems pose a safety hazard to consumers because the units can burst, causing the toilet to explode. The explosions can injure consumers and also cause property damage. Seeger Weiss is investigating claims for a class action suit against Flushmate for their defective flushing systems.

    Flushmate manufactured over 2.3 million Flushmate Systems between October 14, 1997 and February 29, 2008, which were then sold throughout the United States between October 1997 and the present. It is alleged that Flushmate continued to sell the defective flushing systems even after they became aware of the defect, while failing to disclose the information to consumers.

    It is alleged that Flushmate continued to downplay the extent and seriousness of the defects until a recall notice was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on June 21, 2012, affecting Flushmate Systems manufactured between October 14, 1997 and February 29, 2008.

    Those consumers who have been affected by a defective Flushmate system are forced to pay for out-of-pocket costs for repairing and replacing the units. The installation of Flushmate’s supposedly “free repair kits” may require some consumers to employ the skills of a plumber. Yet, Flushmate refuses to pay for the installation of the “free repair kit.”

    We do not believe that Flushmate’s repair kit is a sufficient remedy for the problems that their defective flushing systems have caused consumers. Therefore, we are asking all of those who have been affected by a defective Flushmate Flushing System to contact us to discuss your claim.

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