The recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) on April 11 after at least 22 consumers complained that the garbage disposal could shoot metal pieces when in use.
Three consumers were hit by metal pieces. No injuries have been reported.
The complaints indicate that a metal component can come loose inside the disposal, causing fragments to eject out so forcefully that they might lacerate a person’s face or head.
The recall involves 148,700 disposals that were sold in the U.S. and Canada under the following brand-names: Barracuda, Franke, Frigidaire, Gemline, Kenmore, Kitcheneater, Luxart, Moen, Stream33, and Waste King.
For a full list of the recalled garbage disposals, please visit www.disposalsupport.com.
They were sold at Best Buy, HD Supply, Menards, and plumbing supply stores nationwide and online from December 2015 through March 2017 for between $80 and $370 for ¾ horsepower models and $100 and $450 for 1 horsepower models.
Anaheim Manufacturing is asking customers to immediately stop using the recalled garbage disposal and contact the company to arrange a free replacement disposal to be installed at no cost to the consumer.
For more information, please contact Anaheim Manufacturing at 800-628-0797 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.anaheimmfg.com and click on “Product Recalls.”