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Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters Recalled by PetSmart

  • Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters
  • Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters
Name of Product:
Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters
Hazard:
An electrical problem with the aquarium heaters, poses a risk of fire or electrical shock to the consumer.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
June 19, 2015
Units:
About 112,200 (33,000 heaters were recalled in August 2014), About 4,800 in Canada
Consumer Contact

PetSmart toll-free at (888) 839-9638 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.petsmart.com and click on "Product Recalls" listed under "Shop With Us" category for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves all 50-, 100-, 150-, 200- and 250-watt Top Fin brand plastic aquarium heaters sold between August 2014 and April 2015 with model numbers: HT50, HT100, HT150, HT200 or HT250. The black cylindrical-shaped heaters are about 1.5 inches in diameter and about 13 inches tall. "Top Fin Premium Aquarium Heater," the model number and the heater's wattage are printed on the side of the heater near the top. The lot number is printed beneath the words "Made in China." All lot numbers are included in this recall.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to any PetSmart store for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 13 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor shock, seven reports of the water tanks overheating and one report of property damage from an electrical shortage resulting in fire.

Sold Exclusively At
PetSmart stores nationwide from August 2014 to April 2015 for between $25 and $40.
Importer:

PetSmart Inc., of Phoenix

Importer

PetSmart Inc., of Phoenix

Manufactured In:
China
Distributor

Shenzhen Xing Risheng Industrial Co. Ltd., of China

Recall number:
15-167
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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