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

The 50-, 100-, 150-, 200- and 250-watt heaters are insufficiently grounded.

Recall date: August 01, 2014
Recall number: 14-244
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  • Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heater

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    Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heater

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    Location of the model and lot numbers on the heaters

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Aquarium heaters

Hazard:

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

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.

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Recall Details

Units

About 33,000

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."

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

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.

Sold exclusively at

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

Importer

PetSmart Inc., of Phoenix

Manufacturer

Shenzhen Xing Risheng Industrial Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured in

China

  • Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heater

  • Location of the model and lot numbers on the heaters