United Pet Group Recalls Top Fin Power Filters for Aquariums Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at PetSmart

A conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Recall date: March 01, 2016
Recall number: 16-111
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  • Top Fin™ Power Filter 10

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    Top Fin™ Power Filter 10

  • Top Fin™ Power Filter 20

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    Top Fin™ Power Filter 20

  • Top Fin™ Power Filter 30

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    Top Fin™ Power Filter 30

  • Top Fin™ Power Filter 40

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    Top Fin™ Power Filter 40

  • Top Fin™ Power Filter 75

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    Top Fin™ Power Filter 75

  • Top Fin™ 5.5 Gallon LED Aquarium Kit

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    Top Fin™ 5.5 Gallon LED Aquarium Kit

  • Top Fin™ 10 Gallon Aquarium Kit

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    Top Fin™ 10 Gallon Aquarium Kit

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    How to tell if your product is affected

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Top Fin™ Power Filters for Aquariums

Hazard:

A conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

United Pet Group at 800-338-4896 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.unitedpetgroup.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

Health Canada Logo
Units

About 155,000 (in addition, about 3,300 filters were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves five models of Top Fin Power Filters. The models included in this recall are Top Fin Power Filters 10, 20, 30, 40 and 75.  The filters are black with a trapezoid shaped top.  The words “TOP FIN” are molded into the top of the filter.  The filters were also sold as part of Top Fin 5.5 and 10 gallon LED aquarium kits.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled filters, unplug them from the power supply, remove from the aquarium, and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement power filter. 

Sold exclusively at

PetSmart stores nationwide and online from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $15 and $64. 

Manufacturer(s)

United Pet Group, of Earth City, Mo.

Manufactured in

U.S.

  • Top Fin™ Power Filter 10

  • Top Fin™ Power Filter 20

  • Top Fin™ Power Filter 30

  • Top Fin™ Power Filter 40

  • Top Fin™ Power Filter 75

  • Top Fin™ 5.5 Gallon LED Aquarium Kit

  • Top Fin™ 10 Gallon Aquarium Kit

  • How to tell if your product is affected