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Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters

Starting date:
May 2, 2011
Posting date:
May 2, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Hobby/Craft Items, Household Items, Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002570

Affected products

Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters

Product description

This recall involves the following Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro aquarium heaters. The heaters are black plastic tubes and have a temperature adjustment knob at the top. The model name "Stealth" (in white letters) or "Stealth Pro" (in red letters) is printed on the side of the heater. The model number and the wattage rating are printed below the model name. Stealth Pro heaters were also sold as part of aquarium starter kits.

Marineland Stealth Models
Wattage Model Number
25 W ETP25
50 W ETP50
75 W ETP75
100 W ETP100
150 W ETP150
200 W ETP200
250 W ETP250
Marineland Stealth Pro Models
Wattage Model Number
25 W ML90447-00
50 W ML90448-00
75 W ML90449-00
100 W ML90450-00
150 W ML90451-00
200 W ML90452-00
250 W ML90453-00
300 W ML90454-00

Hazard identified

A wiring problem can cause the aquarium heaters to overheat or break during normal use, damaging the aquarium and posing fire and laceration hazards to consumers. Overheating or a break can cause the heater to shatter or the aquarium glass to break.

United Pet Group has received 2 reports of broken aquarium glass in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these aquarium heaters.

Number sold

Approximately 37,500 units of the recalled aquarium heaters were sold at pet stores and on various websites in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2004 to February 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China and Italy.

Companies

Distributor
United Pet Group
Cincinnati
Ohio
UNITED STATES
Tel: 1-800-338-4896

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled aquarium heaters and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement aquarium heater or a full refund.

For additional information, consumers can contact United Pet Group at 1-800-338-4896 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the Electrical Safety Authority's website.