This recall involves 50W, 100W, 150W, 200W and 250W Top Fin brand plastic aquarium heaters. The black cylindrical-shaped heaters are about 4 centimeters in diameter and about 33 centimeters in length.
Heaters with the following model numbers are included in this recall.
|Model Number||UPC||Description||Certification authorization number|
|HT50||73725745804||Top Fin plastic aquarium heater 50W||UL E230625|
|HT100||73725745800||Top Fin plastic aquarium heater 100W||UL E230625|
|HT150||73725745801||Top Fin plastic aquarium heater 150W||UL E230625|
|HT200||73725745802||Top Fin plastic aquarium heater 200W||UL E230625|
|HT250||73725745803||Top Fin plastic aquarium heater 250W||UL E230625|
Model numbers are printed on the side of the heater near the top.
The aquarium heaters may overheat or short circuit, posing a fire or electrical shock hazard.
Neither Health Canada nor PetSmart has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada related to the use of these aquarium heaters.
PetSmart, Inc. has received reports of 13 incidents in the United States, including four reports of minor electrical shock to consumers, seven reports of water tanks overheating and one report of minor property damage due to an electrical shortage resulting in fire.