InSinkErator of Racine, Wis., is recalling about 1.4 million InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop Switches.
Water can get into the power module, posing a fire hazard.
The firm has received 40 reports of water causing overheating damage to the power module and outlet beneath the sink. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop Switches that mount 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.
The switches, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at home improvement stores, online websites and through plumbing contractors and outlets from 2005 to October 2017 for between about $50 and $90.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled switches and contact InSinkErator for a free SinkTop switch replacement.
Consumers may 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 https://insinkeratorsafetynotice.expertinquiry.com/ for more information.