InSinkErator® Recalls SinkTop™ Switch Accessory for Garbage Disposals Due to Fire Hazard
Recall Date: March 6, 2018
Recall Number: 18-116 Recall Summary
Name of Product:
InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop SwitchesHazard:
Water can get into the power module, posing a fire hazard. Remedy
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 www.insinkerator.safetynotice.expertinquiry.com
for more information.
Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/I...for-Garbage-Disposals-Due-to-Fire-HazardRecall Details
About 1,400,000 (In addition, about 28 were sold in Canada) 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.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.
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.
Tecmark of Mentor, Ohio
InSinkErator of Racine, Wis.