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United Pet Group Recalls Top Fin Power Filters for Aquariums

  • 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
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.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
March 01, 2016
Units:
About 155,000 (in addition, about 3,300 filters were sold in Canada)
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.

Recall Details

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.

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. 

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

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.
Recall number:
16-111
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