A conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
This recall involves five models of Top Fin Power Filters. The models 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.
The filters were sold only at PetSmart stores nationwide and online from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $15 and $64.
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, the company and commission advise.
For more information, call United Pet Group at 800-338-4896 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.unitedpetgroup.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.