Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters Recalled for Risks

04/21/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Cincinnati, OH — United Pet Group and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voluntarily recalled about 1.2 million Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters for fire and laceration hazards. The CPSC announced the product recall on April 21, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that a wiring problem can cause the aquarium heaters to overheat or break while being used normally. The overheating can result in the heater shattering or the aquarium glass breaking, which damages the aquarium and poses a laceration and fire hazard to consumers.

“The 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,” reported the CPSC recall.

To see a full list of Marineland Stealth Models wattage and model numbers, as well as Marine StealthPro Models wattage and model numbers involved in this recall, please visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11202.html.

Consumers are advised to contact United Pet Group for a free replacement aquarium heater or a full refund.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact United Pet Group at (800) 338-4896 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.marineland.com.

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