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Recall - PetSmart Glass Fish Bowls

Web posted on May 21, 2014

This recall involves the 6.6 L (1.75 gal) glass fish bowl that is shaped like a brandy snifter. These fish bowls were sold under the Grreat Choice or Top Fin brand names with SKU numbers 5140161 and UPC code 737257187092. The SKU and UPC codes are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the fish bowl.

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

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

PetSmart has received 11 reports of the glass fish bowl breaking during normal use, including six 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. One of the 11 incidents occurred in Canada but did not result in an injury.

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

The recalled products were sold from February 2013 through September 2013. Approximately 1,027 units were sold at PetSmart stores across Canada.

The affected product was manufactured in China by Shanghai Freeart Trading Co. Ltd., CHINA and distributed through PetSmart Inc., Phoenix, Arizona.

For more information, consumers can contact PetSmart toll-free at 1-888-839-9638 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the Petsmart's website and click on Product Notices and Recalls.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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