Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing system (Photo: Flushmate)
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled more than a million pressure-assisted flushing systems citing reports they can cause toilets to explode.
The recall affects 1.4 million units of the Flushmate 2 501-b
Check to see if the device was manufactured from September of 1996 through December of 2013
Contact Flushmate to request a free replacement and installation by a technician
Some people have reportedly suffered lacerations due to flying debris. The recall affects 1.4 million units of the Flushmate 2 501-b installed in toilet tanks manufactured from September of 1996 through December of 2013.
Consumers are being told to turn off the water supply to the unit and flush the toilet to release the internal pressure. Then, you should contact Flushmate to request a free replacement and installation by a technician.
For more information about the recall, click here.
Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing systems. (Photo: Flushmate)
The number one thing nearly everyone will say they value in
a toilet? That it's the only one in the room.
Yet some very poorly-designed bathrooms spotted by Twitter, Reddit,
and Imgur users show multiple toilets crammed into the same space, at times
even facing each other for a truly boundary-crossing experience.
Others have posted horrifying images of doors that don't
cover very much, urinals at awkward angles, and toilet paper that's much too
far away to reach.
A few have even found clear glass walls, or else no walls at
all — with one Redditor recently happening upon an Airbnb that had a
functioning toilet in the middle of a landing in a set of stairs.
The funny and distributing images are sure to have anyone
feeling thankful for the comfort of their own commode — and hopeful they never
encounter these weird designs in real life.
Some privacy, please? It's almost like whoever designed this bathroom thought simply putting a bit of space between the toilets was enough
His and hers: These side-by-side toilets are way, way, way too close for comfort
Why even bother? It's possible the person who installed these doors accidentally put them in upside down — but for some reason, they still walked away and patted themselves on the back
Pivot! Sure, these urinals have nice little walls for privacy — at least for the end ones. Any guy who goes in the middle is sure to put on a show
Well, the bits are hidden, at least! In some sort of misguided money-saving effort, someone decided just covered up the toilet was private enough
At odd angles: There may be three urinals in this bathroom, but it seems unlikely anyone would be willing to pee while someone else is already using one
Space-saving measures! Yes, combining a bathroom and a kitchen saves space — but you know what they say about going where you eat
Stop and stare: All this bathroom needs is a chess set in the middle
Tushy time! Are all the private bits hidden? Sure. But everyone in this bathroom will still be butt to butt... to butt
A step up: One Redditor was horrified to notice this toilet at an Airbnb
Huh... Wonder if the owners of this home consider this a 'half bath'
Awkward... This situation could make for some very, very personal staring contests
When practicality goes out the window: Any person using this toilet would have to waddle, pants around his or her ankles, to get to the toilet paper
Honeymoon is over! Just because you'll share a hotel room with someone does not mean you're OK with them seeing you on the toilet
Not hiding anything! The stalls in this public bathroom have frosted doors
How odd! This layout isn't so much awkward or embarrassing, just totally impractical. A toilet right in the middle, really?
Wait, someone's gonna need that! This hotel bathroom has the toilet paper in another room from the toilet
Tucked away... While in this bathroom, the roll is hidden inside the cabinet
That's tight! Space was clearly limited when this toilet was hooked up halfway under the sink
Lean forward! Anyone using this toilet would have to sit at a very awkward angle
They sell those? Even a very, very thin person would have a hard time sitting on this super-skinny toilet
Look closely... At first glance, this bathroom seems normal. But just think about how absolutely filthy that carpet must be!
What a choice! Oddly, just one of the urinals in this public bathroom is sectioned off for privacy
Variety's the spice of life! This super-short door might hide a person's face, but it won't
disguise the business. Even stranger? The stall next to it is a normal length
Art over function: The doors in this bathroom have a 'decorative' design — that features spiral cut-outs for a peek at what's inside
Gross! It seems like this 'sink' might have been re-purposed