Recall date: April 21, 2011
Recall number: 11-202

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters
Hazard:
A wiring problem can cause the aquarium heaters to overheat or break during normal use, damaging the aquarium and posing fire and laceration hazards to consumers. Overheating can cause the heater to shatter or the aquarium glass to break.
Remedy:
Refund
Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact United Pet Group at (800) 338-4896 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.marineland.com

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 1.2 million
Description and Models:

The recall involves the following Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro aquarium heaters. The heaters are black plastic tubes and have a temperature adjustment knob at the top. The model name "Stealth" (in white letters) or "Stealth Pro" (in red letters) is printed on the side of the heater. The model number and the wattage rating are printed below the model name. Stealth Pro heaters were also sold as part of aquarium starter kits.

Marineland Stealth ModelsMarineland Stealth Pro Models
WattageModel #WattageModel #
25W ETP25 25W ML90447-00
50W ETP50 50W ML90448-00
75W ETP75 75W ML90449-00
100W ETP100 100W ML90450-00
150W ETP150 150W ML90451-00
200W ETP200 200W ML90452-00
250W ETP250 250W ML90453-00
    300W ML90454-00
Incidents/Injuries:

United Pet Group has received 38 reports of fires resulting in property damage and 45 reports of broken aquarium glass. United Pet Group has received one report of a consumer who suffered an eye injury when the aquarium heater forcefully broke while he held it.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled aquarium heaters and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement aquarium heater or a full refund.

Sold At:

Pet stores nationwide and on various websites from January 2004 through February 2011 for between $20 and $300.

Importer(s):

United Pet Group, of Cincinnati, Ohio

Manufactured In:
China and Italy