Recall: PetSmart Top Fin Betta Bowl Kit with LED Light
On 2015-11-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding PetSmart Top Fin Betta Bowl Kit with LED Light due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2013 for about $25.
About 100,000 units are involved in this PetSmart bowl kits 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 3rd 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 bowl can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Top Fin Betta Bowl Kits with LED Lights include a 0.6-gallon glass betta bowl and a base with an LED light. The plastic bases come in black, blue, pink, purple and silver. The following UPC numbers are located on the packages of recalled items.
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/2015/55842r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at PetSmart stores nationwide and online at www.petsmart.com from September 2013 through October 2015 for about $25.
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 recalled betta bowls, safely dispose of the glass bowl and return the plastic base with power cord and adapter to any PetSmart store for a full refund.
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" listed under "Shop With Us" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received seven reports of incidents, including five reports of cuts to fingers and hands.
+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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