Recall date: March 1, 2016
Recall number: 16-111

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Top Fin™ Power Filters for Aquariums
A conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
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 and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

In Conjunction With:
About 155,000 (in addition, about 3,300 filters were sold in Canada)

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.


None reported


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. 

Sold Exclusively At:

PetSmart stores nationwide and online from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $15 and $64. 

United Pet Group, of Earth City, Mo.
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