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Sunday, March 6, 2016
United Pet Group Recalls Top Fin Power Filters for Aquariums Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at PetSmart
Recall Summary Name of product:
Top Fin™ Power Filters for Aquariums Hazard:
A conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers
About 155,000 (in addition, about 3,300 filters were sold in Canada)
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.
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.
Sold exclusively at
PetSmart stores nationwide and online from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $15 and $64.