United Pet Group, a global marketer and manufacturer of pet supplies, has issued a recall of Top Fin Power Filters for aquariums due to a possible issue with the pump motor. The filers were sold exclusively at PetSmart stores and online between September and December 2015.
The recall involves five models of Top Fin Power Filters, including model numbers 10, 20, 30, 40 and 75. The filters are black with a trapezoid shaped top. The filters were sold as part of Top Fin 5.5 and 10 gallon LED aquarium kits. The words “TOP FIN” are molded into the top of the filter.
These five models of Top Fin Power Filters are being recalled because a conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
No injuries have yet been reported. However, consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled filters by unplugging them from the power supply and removing them from the aquarium.
Those who purchased the filter may contact United Pet Group for a free replacement. United Pet Group can be reached at 800-338-4896 or online at www.unitedpetgroup.com.