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InSinkErator is recalling 1.4 million garbage disposal switches due to fire hazard

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(Meredith) – InSinkErator is recalling their Single Outlet SinkTop Switches after discovering the water can get into the power module, posing a fire hazard.

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.

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The model numbers are:

  • 76703
  • STS-SOSN
  • 78251
  • 74300

The model number and can be found on the back of the power module. InSinkErator is written on the front of the power module.

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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.

What should I do?

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

[Click Here To View The Recall On The US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Website]

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
  • Through plumbing contractors and outlets for between about $50 and $90.

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Information for this article was provided by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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