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 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall


Recall Date: March 6, 2018

Recall Number: 18-116


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

Recall Summary

Name of Product: InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop Switches  

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

Remedy:  Replace  

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

Consumer Contact:

InSinkErator toll-free at 855-215-5695 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Safety Notice”, or for more information.

Recall Details

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.

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.

Distributor: InSinkErator of Racine, Wis.

Manufacturer: Tecmark of Mentor, Ohio

Manufactured in:  United States

In Conjunction With: Canada

Health Canada's press release is available at: Link


Model 76703


Model 74300

Model 78251 sold with Essential XTR Disposer Packaged with SinkTop Switch



On Sink/Countertop
On Sink/Countertop
Under Sink


This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers. field_rc_fast_track


About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.


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