PetSmart Expands Recall of Fish Bowls Due to Laceration Hazard

(WRIC) — PetSmart is expanding its recall of fish bowls after several serious injury reports.
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“The safety of our pet parents and their pets is our top priority, and we are committed to identifying and addressing any safety issues quickly. We stopped selling the glass fishbowls in 2013 and conducted two voluntary recalls,” PetSmart said in a statement. “Since that time, we have made significant improvements to our processes, protocols and sourcing of products.”
The recalled fish bowls were sold at PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2010 through September 2013 for about $20.
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PetSmart is recalling about 10,200 glass fish bowls. The glass fish bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. The recalled fish bowls were sold at PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2010 through September 2013 for about $20.
Photo provided by FlickrIf you have one of the recalled fish bowls, stop using it immediately and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund.
Photo provided by FlickrPetSmart has agreed to pay a $4.25 million civil penalty fine after failing to immediately report a problem with defective goldfish bowls.
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NEW YORK (AP) — PetSmart will pay a $4.25 million civil fine for not quickly reporting defective fish bowls that caused serious injuries in at least a dozen cases."The safety of our pet parents and their pets is our top priority, and we are committed to identifying and addressing any safety issues quickly. We stopped selling the glass fishbowls in 2013 and conducted two voluntary recalls," PetSmart said in a statement. "Since that time, we have made significant improvements to our processes, protocols and sourcing of products."NEW YORK (AP) — PetSmart will pay a $4.25 million civil fine for not quickly reporting defective fish bowls that caused serious injuries in at least a dozen cases.PetSmart will pay a $4.25 million civil fine for not quickly reporting defective fish bowls that caused serious injuries at least a dozen times."The safety of our pet parents and their pets is our top priority, and we are committed to identifying and addressing any safety issues quickly. We stopped selling the glass fishbowls in 2013 and conducted two voluntary recalls," PetSmart said in a statement. "Since that time, we have made significant improvements to our processes, protocols and sourcing of products."Between August 2011 and January 2014, PetSmart received at least 19 reports of fish bowls cracking, breaking, or shattering during normal use, resulting in serious injuries to consumers in at least 12 cases. The injuries included deep lacerations requiring stitches and severed tendons that required surgery. PetSmart failed to immediately notify CPSC of the defect or risk posed by the fish bowls, as required by federal law.WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that PetSmart Inc., of Phoenix, Arizona, has agreed to pay a $4.25 million for failing to immediately report to CPSC that “Grreat Choice” and “Top Fin” brand fish bowls contained a defect that could create a substantial product hazard or that the fish bowls created an unreasonable risk of serious injury. CPSC staff also alleged that PetSmart knowingly misrepresented to CPSC the scope of the products that were subject to a recall.NEW YORK (AP) — PetSmart will pay a $4.25 million civil fine for not quickly reporting defective fish bowls that caused serious injuries in at least a dozen cases.