PetSmart Aquarium Heater Recall [US]

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US/Washington: PetSmart Fin Plastic Aquarium Heater Recall [US]PetSmart recalls approximately 33,000 Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters due to electrical shock hazard. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports 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 tall. 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. The phrases, “Top Fin” and “Premium Aquarium Heater” as well as 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”.

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According to the CPSC, the Aquarium Heaters are insufficiently grounded, posing a risk of electrical shock to the consumer. Consumers should immediately stop using the device, unplug it, remove it from the aquarium and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund.


CPSC recall number: 14-244
Recalls Direct RIN: 3973-2014
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