Recall: Glass Fish Bowls
On 2015-11-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Glass Fish Bowls due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2010 for about $20.
About 80,000 units are involved in this PetSmart glass fish bowl recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 2nd recall of products in the Aquariums category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The glass fish bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the 1.75 gallon glass fish bowl that is shaped like a brandy snifter. These fish bowls were sold under the Grreat Choice or Top Fin brand names with SKU number 5140161 and UPC code 737257187092. The SKU and UPC codes are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the fish bowl.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55848r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2010 through September 2013 for about $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the fish bowl and return the fish bowl to any PetSmart store for a full refund. Use caution when handling the fish bowl for return due to the hazard.
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 "Product Recalls" under the "Shop With Us" heading at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
PetSmart has received 20 new reports of the glass fish bowl breaking during normal use, including 14 additional reports of cuts to fingers and hands. Seven cuts required stitches and three others required surgery for lacerated tendons.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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