Recall: Reptile Strip Light Fixtures
On 2018-08-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Reptile Strip Light Fixtures due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2017 for about $35 to $40.
About 20,000 units are involved in this PetSmart light fixture recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Installed Lights & Fixtures category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The strip light's fluorescent bulb can overheat causing the hood on the light fixture to ignite, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2017 through July 2018 for about $35 (20 inch) and $40 (30 inch).
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 light fixtures and return them 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 "Recalls" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
PetSmart has received six reports of the hood on the recalled light fixtures igniting.
+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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