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PetSmart Recalls Strip Lights for Reptile Cages Due to Fire Hazard

  • 20 inch reptile strip light fixture
  • Bottom side of 20 inch reptile strip light fixture
  • 30 inch reptile strip light fixture
  • Bottom side of 30 inch reptile strip light fixture
  • Packaging for light fixture
Name of Product:
Reptile strip light fixtures
Hazard:

The strip light’s fluorescent bulb can overheat causing the hood on the light fixture to ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
August 30, 2018
Units:
About 23,000 (in addition, about 440 were sold in Canada)
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 “Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves 20 inch and 30 inch All Living Things reptile strip light fixtures. These light fixtures simulate natural daylight and are attached to the top of the reptile’s terrarium.  The 20 inch fixture has UPC number 73725773305 and the 30 inch fixture has UPC number 73725773306 printed on the packaging. 

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

 PetSmart has received six reports of the hood on the recalled light fixtures igniting.

Sold At

PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2017 through July 2018 for about $35 (20 inch) and $40 (30 inch). 

Manufacturer(s):

Tianjin McLanzoo Pet Articles, of Tianjin, China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

PetSmart, Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz.

Recall number:
18-212
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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