PetSmart Recalls Fish Bowls Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014
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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.
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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 immediately stop 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., of Phoenix, Ariz.
Manufacturer: Shanghai Freeart Trading Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
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