Aquarium Filters Recalled by United Pet Group Due to Shock Hazard

United Pet Group Top Fin Power Filter 75
Image: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
March 01, 2016

United Pet Group has issued a recall for its Top Fin Power Filters for Aquariums.

In affected models, a conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers. About 155,000 filters sold in the United States are subject to the recall.

The announcement applies to five models of 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.

Consumers could purchase the recalled items at PetSmart stores nationwide and online from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $15 and $64.

No injuries or incidents have been reported in connection with this defect.

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.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact United Pet Group at (800) 338-4896.

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