PetSmart, the American pet supplies and services chain, has announced a recall of more than 10,000 glass fish bowls. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the fish bowls have a tendency to shatter or break during day-to-day handling, posing a laceration hazard to its unaware consumers.
Shaped like a brandy snifter, the 1.75 gallon glass fish bowls were sold under the Great Choice or Top Fin brand names. Each fish bowl should come with SKU numbers 5140161 and UPC code 737257187092 located on a sticker on the bottom of the recalled fish bowl.
PetSmart has been informed of 10 incidents involving the recalled fish bowl breaking during use. Five of these reports caused cuts to consumers’ fingers and one knee, four of which needed stitches. One consumer suffered a lacerated tendon in the finger that required surgery.
Nationally, the recalled glass fish bowls were sold for about $20 from February 2013 through September 2013, exclusively at PetSmart stores. The products were manufactured in China.
Any PetSmart store will allow the recalled fish bowls to be returned for a full refund.
For more information about this recall and how to receive the refund, 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.