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Aquarium Power Head Recall

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Recall Date:
August 17, 1989

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
August 17, 1989  
Release # 89-078
 

WASHINGTON, DC. -- Some 42,000 aquarium Power Heads (Model 200) are being voluntarily recalled by the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corporation of Mansfield, Mass., because they may present a fatal shock hazard to consumers. Water may seep into the motor winding terminals, allowing water in the aquarium to become energized.

The Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, said consumers should immediately unplug the electric power cord of its model 200 Aqua Clear Power Head aquarium pump. Other Aqua Clear power heads manufactured by the company are not affected and are not being recalled.

Consumers can return the pump to the retail store of purchase and receive a new power head, model 201, at no charge. Consumers with questions about the recall may call the company's toll-free line at 1-800-225-2700, or write Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corporation, P.O. Box 634, Mansfield, Mass. 02048.

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