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Safety Alert

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Aquarium heaters

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

Remedy: Refund

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.

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