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Big Al's recalls Zoo Med Bettatherm Mini Size Betta Bowl Heater
- Starting date:
- November 7, 2013
- Posting date:
- November 7, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Zoo Med BettathermTM Mini Size Betta Bowl Heater
The recalled product a Zoo Med BettathermTM mini size Betta bowl heater. The product is a small round size heater for use in 3.8 to 11 litre (1 to 3 gallon) fish bowls or tanks and is identified by item number BH-10 and UPC 097612240047. The heater measures 7.6 centimetres (3 inches) in diameter and the words “Zoo Med” are found on the top of the product.
The affected heaters have not been evaluated to Canadian electrical safety standards and may pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Big Al’s has received one report of the product overheating and melting. There have been no reports of injury or burns.
Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these heaters.
Approximately 982 units have been sold at Big Al's retail stores and online.
Time period sold
The affected product was sold from October 2010 to August 2013.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Zoo Med Laboratories Inc.
San Luis Obispo
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the product immediately by unplugging the product and then removing it from the aquarium or bowl upon cooling down. Consumers can bring the individual units back to any Big Al's retail store for a full refund.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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