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PetSmart Recalls Fish Bowls Due to Laceration Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 24, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 24, 2014
Recall number: 14-155

  • Great Choice or Top Fin glass fish bowl
    Great Choice or Top Fin glass fish bowl

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Glass fish bowls

Hazard:  The glass fish bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:  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 About PetSmart at the bottom of the page, then click on Product Notices & Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 10,200

Description:  This recall involves the 1.75 gallon glass fish bowl that is shaped like a brandy snifter. These fish bowls were sold under the Great 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.

Incidents/Injuries:  PetSmart has received 10 reports of the glass fish bowl breaking during normal use, including five reports of cuts to fingers and a knee. Four of the cuts required stitches. One required surgery for a lacerated tendon in a consumer’s finger.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediatelystop using the fish bowl and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at:  PetSmart stores nationwide from February 2013 through September 2013 for about $20.

Importer/Distributor:  PetSmart Inc., ofPhoenix, Ariz.

Manufacturer: Shanghai Freeart Trading Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov

 

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