Name of product: InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop Switches
Hazard: Water can get into the power module, posing a fire hazard.
Recall date: March 6, 2018
Units: About 1,400,000 (In addition, about 28 were sold in Canada)
Recall Description: 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.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled switches and contact InSinkErator for a free SinkTop switch replacement.
Incidents/Injuries: InSinkErator has received 40 reports of water causing overheating damage to the power module and outlet beneath the sink. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: 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.
Recall number: 18-116
Consumer Contact: 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.com for more information.
For most updated info, please visit: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls