Air-pressurized Flusher Causes Toilets To Explode

Federal class action lawsuits are, ahem, exploding against the maker of an air-pressured toilet system that allegedly literally explodes under certain conditions. Flushmate has recalled its pressure-assist flushing system, but at least five suits have been filed already and more are on the way.

According to one press release, “the system, which has been fitted into several brands of toilets, uses a pressurized vessel that compresses air as the water tank fills, resulting in a more powerful flush when the air is released.” Of course, it’s alleged that a faulty weld seam causes the entire system to leak or burst under pressure. Flushmate not so literally sat on the information without informing manufacturers or consumers.