Here is a creepy recall. Anaheim and Moen have recalled 147,000 garbage disposal units. The reason for the recall is a dangerous one.

A metal component inside the disposal can break off and come out of the disposal during use, posing an impact hazard.

OK, that is not what I want to have happened when I turn on one of these disposals.

According to the CPSC, the units subject to recall were sold at "Best Buy, HD Supply, Menards, and plumbing supply stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, HomeDepot.com, Walmart.com and other websites from December 2015 through  March 2017 for between $80 and $370 for ¾ horsepower models and $100 and $450 for 1 horsepower models."

You can call Anaheim Mfg at 800-628-0797 or reach them online by visiting their website. They are offering replacement units.

Here are the affected models:

BrandModel No.Model No. LocationDescriptionSerial No. (starting with)
Barracuda681-4001Side3/4 HP Disposer1L5, 1M5, or 1A6
FrankeFWD75BRBottom3/4 HP Batch Feed Waste Disposer1M5, or “6” in the third position
FWD75RBottom3/4 HP Waste Disposer
FWD100RBottom1 HP Waste Disposer
FrigidaireFGDI753DMSSideGallery 3/4 HP Waste DisposerZF, or “G” in the second position
FPDI103DMSSideProfessional 1 HP Waste Disposer
FPDI758DMSSideProfessional 3/4 HP Waste Disposer
GemlineGLCD300SSSideEmerald 3/4 HP Disposal1L5
Kenmore587-70351EBottom3/4 HP DisposalZF, AH, or “G” in the second position
587-70361EBottom3/4 HP Deluxe Garbage Disposal
587-70413EBottom1 HP Garbage Disposal
KitcheneaterKE1CORDSide1 HP Garbage Disposal1A7, or “6” in the third position
KE34CORDSide3/4 HP Garbage Disposal
LuxartLXFIN1CSideFinale 1 HP Garbage Disposer1M5, 1A7, or “6” in the third position
LXFIN34CSideFinale 3/4 HP Garbage Disposer
MoenGX75CBottomGX Series 3/4HP Garbage Disposal1M5, or “6” in the third position
GX100CBottomGX Series 1HP Garbage Disposal
GXL1000CBottomGX Series Luxe 1HP Garbage Disposal
Stream33S33WC1WCSide1 HP Garbage Disposal1L5
Waste King9980BottomLegend Series 1HP 3 Bolt Mount Garbage Disposer1L5, 1M5, 1A7, or “6” in the third position
9980TCBottomLegend Series 1HP Batch Feed 3-Bolt Mount Garbage Disposer
L-8000BottomLegend Series 1HP EZ Mount Garbage Disposer
L-8000TCBottomLegend Series 1HP Batch Feed EZ Mount Garbage Disposer
9950BottomLegend Series 3/4HP 3 Bolt Mount Garbage Disposer
9900TCBottomLegend Series 3/4HP Batch Feed 3 Bolt Mount Garbage Disposer
L-3300BottomLegend Series 3/4HP EZ Mount Garbage Disposer
L-5000TCBottomLegend Series 3/4HP Batch Feed EZ Mount Garbage Disposer
A1SPCBottomKnight Series 1 HP Garbage Disposer
PM3SL-3BMTBottom Plain 3/4 HP 3-Bolt Mount Garbage Disposer
PM4SL-3BMTBottomPlain 1 HP 3-Bolt Mount Garbage Disposer
FDL-3300BottomLegend Series 3/4HP EZ Mount Garbage Disposer
FDL-8000BottomLegend Series 1HP EZ Mount Garbage Disposer