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Safety Alert

PetSmart Recalls Strip Lights for Reptile Cages Due to Fire 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: 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.

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: Tianjin McLanzoo Pet Articles, of Tianjin, China

Importer: PetSmart, Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz.

Manufactured In: China