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

  • Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heater
  • Location of the model and lot numbers on the heaters
Name of Product:
Aquarium heaters
Hazard:

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

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
August 01, 2014
Units:
About 33,000
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 News Room under About PetSmart at the bottom of the page, then click on Product Notices & Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

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 tall2.5 in L x 1.9 in W x 13.5 in H. 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."

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold Exclusively At

PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2014 to April 2014 for between $27 and $37.

Manufacturer(s):

Shenzhen Xing Risheng Industrial Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

PetSmart Inc., of Phoenix

Recall number:
14-244
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