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Safety Alert

United Pet Group Recalls Top Fin Power Filters for Aquariums Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at PetSmart

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: Top Fin Power Filters for Aquariums

Hazard: A conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Replace

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 www.unitedpetgroup.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

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

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

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

Manufacturer: United Pet Group, of Earth City, Mo.

Manufactured in: United States