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PetSmart Recalls Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that PetSmart is recalling Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters because the heaters are not sufficiently grounded posing a possible electrical shock hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters recalled by PetSmart.

Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters recalled by PetSmart.

Product Information

Name of Product:  Aquarium heaters

Hazard: The heaters are insufficiently grounded, posing a risk of electrical shock to the consumer.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact:  PetSmart toll-free at 888.839.9638 from 8:00am to 5:00pm MT Monday through Friday or online at www.petsmart.com and click on News Room under About PetSmart at the bottom of the page, then click on Product Notices & Recalls for more information.

Units: About 33,000

Description: This recall involves all 50-, 100-, 150-, 200- and 250-watt Top Fin brand plastic aquarium heaters. The heaters are black cylinders about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and about 13 inches tall. Recalled heaters have model number HT50, HT100, HT150, HT200 or HT250. Lot numbers for the recalled heaters are 1839, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1907, 1908 and 1910. “Top Fin,” “Premium Aquarium Heater,” the model number and the heater’s wattage are printed on the side of the heater near the top. Below that, the lot number is printed beneath the words “Made in China.”

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heater, unplug it, remove it from the aquarium and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2014 to April 2014 for between $27.00 and $37.00.

Importer: PetSmart Inc., of Phoenix

Manufacturer: Shenzhen Xing Risheng Industrial Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to a product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.SaferProducts.gov

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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 help 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.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing impaired.


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