April 12, 2017 — After nearly two dozen reports of garbage disposals shooting out broken pieces of metal, a recall was issued for nearly 150,000 disposals that were sold under a variety of brand-names.
There were 22 reports of metal shards ejecting out of the garbage disposal because a component inside came loose. Three people were hit by flying pieces of metal. No injuries were reported.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the following warning:
“A metal component inside the disposal can break off and come out of the disposal during use, posing an impact hazard.”
A variety of brand-names are affected by the recall, including Barracuda, Franke, Frigidaire, Gemline, Kenmore, Kitcheneater, Luxart, Moen, Stream33, and Waste King, as well as a few unbranded garbage disposals.
To see if your garbage disposal is included in the recall, please visit www.DisposalSupport.com.
They were sold from December 2015 until March 2007 at stores like Best Buy, HD Supply, Menards, plumbing supply stores, and online retailers like Amazon.com. The ¾-horsepower models cost $80-$370 and the 1-horsepower models cost $100-$450.
Anaheim Manufacturing is offering a free replacement garbage disposal. Consumers can contact the company to schedule a free installation by calling Anaheim at Anaheim Manufacturing at 800-628-0797 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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