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Parts That Can Cause Toilets to Burst Are Recalled

Watch out for exploding toilets. Flushmate, the maker of a high-pressure flushing system sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s, is expanding its recall of the parts, because they can burst near a seam with force enough to shatter the toilet tank.

01/23/2014

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Popular Bathroom Wipes Blamed for Sewer Clogs

Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.

09/23/2013