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PetSmart recalls Top Fin Betta Fish Bowl Kits

Starting date:
November 17, 2015
Posting date:
November 17, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-55842

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), PetSmart, Inc. (in the United States) and PETM Canada Corporation operating as PetSmart (in Canada)

Affected products

Top Fin LED Light Betta Bowl Kit

Product description

This recall involves Top Fin brand LED Light Betta Bowl Kits.  These kits included a 0.6-gallon freshwater aquarium with LED light hood, USB convertible socket, and included gravel and plant.  They were sold in the following colours: silver, pink, blue, black, purple.

The following Top Fin brand LED Light Betta Bowl Kits are being recalled:
Colour SKU UPC
Silver 5203133 40052031331
Pink 5203134 73725747595
Blue 5203234 73725747577
Black 5217526 73725747595
Purple 5217652 73725752855

 

Hazard identified

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

PetSmart has received one report of an incident in Canada, in which the glass fish bowl broke while changing the water, resulting in lacerations to the hand.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of the fish bowls.
 

Number sold

Approximately 7,374 units were sold at PetSmart stores across Canada and online (www.petsmart.ca) and 90,745 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2, 2013 through October 20, 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Guangdong Hailea Group Co. Ltd.
CHINA
Distributor
PETM Canada Corporation operating as PetSmart
Burlington
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled fish bowl immediately and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact PetSmart toll-free at 1-888-839-9638 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website and click on "Product Recalls" listed under the "Shop With Us" category.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.