PetSmart Expands Recall of Fish Bowls Due to Laceration Hazard

The glass bowl can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard.

Recall date: November 17, 2015
Recall number: 16-038
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  • Grreat Choice or Top Fin glass fish bowl

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    Grreat Choice or Top Fin glass fish bowl

  • Label on Grreat Choice fish bowls

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    Label on Grreat Choice fish bowls

  • UPC code on fish bowls

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    UPC code on fish bowls

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Glass fish bowls

Hazard:

The glass fish bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

PetSmart toll-free at 888-839-9638 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.petsmart.com and click on “Product Recalls” under the “Shop With Us” heading at the bottom of the page for more information. 

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

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Units

About 81,300 in the U.S. and 4,000 in Canada (an additional 10,200 were recalled in the U.S. on April 24, 2014 and 1,000 were previously recalled in Canada)

Description

This recall involves the 1.75 gallon glass fish bowl that is shaped like a brandy snifter. These fish bowls were sold under the Grreat Choice or Top Fin brand names with SKU number 5140161 and UPC code 737257187092. The SKU and UPC codes are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the fish bowl.

Incidents/Injuries

PetSmart has received 20 new reports of the glass fish bowl breaking during normal use, including 14 additional reports of cuts to fingers and hands. Seven cuts required stitches and three others required surgery for lacerated tendons.  

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the fish bowl and return the fish bowl to any PetSmart store for a full refund. Use caution when handling the fish bowl for return due to the hazard. 

Sold exclusively at

PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2010 through September 2013 for about $20.

Manufacturer(s)

Shanghai Freeart Trading Co. Ltd., of China

Importer(s)

PetSmart Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz.

Distributor(s)

PetSmart Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz.

Manufactured in

China

  • Grreat Choice or Top Fin glass fish bowl

  • Label on Grreat Choice fish bowls

  • UPC code on fish bowls