Flushmate Offers $18M To Settle Exploding Toilet Class Action

By Igor Kossov (January 31, 2014, 6:06 PM EST) -- A class of plaintiffs suing Flushmate over pressurized flushing mechanisms that sometimes cause toilets to explode filed an unopposed motion to settle on Friday, having been offered $18 million by the defendants.

The cash relief will go to consumers who own or previously owned the toilets equipped with the so-called Flushmate System, which causes some porcelain toilets to crack or burst explosively, allegedly causing property damage and injuries to the class members. Flushmate has an ongoing recall for its products and provides free repair kits to consumers, but this is the first cash settlement.

The $18 million common fund may increase...

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