CPSC: United Pet Group Top Fin Power Filters For Aquariums
On 2016-03-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding United Pet Group Top Fin Power Filters For Aquariums due to a potential shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2015 for about $15 to $64.
About 200,000 units are involved in this United Pet Group aquarium recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Aquariums category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
A conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
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/2016/57300r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at PetSmart stores nationwide and online from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $15 and $64.
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 filters, unplug them from the power supply, remove from the aquarium, and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement power filter.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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