Recall: InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop Switches
On 2018-03-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop Switches due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2005 for about $50 to $90.
About 1 million units are involved in this Tecmark of Mentor switch recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Outlets, Timers & Switches category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Water can get into the power module, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop Switches. The air activated switch mounts to the sink or countertop and is an alternative to the traditional wall switch for a garbage disposal. The model numbers are 76703, STS-SOSN, 78251 and 74300, and can be found on the back of the power module. InSinkErator is written on the front of the power module. The switches were sold with a chrome, white, or satin nickel button/bezel as an accessory for garbage disposals. Garbage disposals activated by a wall switch are not affected by this recall.
Information on where these items sold new+: The switches were sold between 2005 and October 2017 at home improvement stores, online websites and through plumbing contractors and outlets for between about $50 and $90.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled switches and contact InSinkErator for a free SinkTop switch replacement.
InSinkErator toll-free at 855-215-5695 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.insinkerator.com and click on "Safety Notice", or insinkeratorsafetynotice.expertinquiry.comfor more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
InSinkErator has received 40 reports of water causing overheating damage to the power module and outlet beneath the sink. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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