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InSinkErator Recalls SinkTop Switch Accessory for Garbage Disposals Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop Switches

Hazard: Water can get into the power module, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

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 www.insinkerator.safetynotice.expertinquiry.com for more information.

Units: 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.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled switches and contact InSinkErator for a free SinkTop switch replacement.

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.

Manufacturer: Tecmark of Mentor, Ohio

Distributor: InSinkErator of Racine, Wis.

Manufactured In: United States