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PetSmart Recalls Strip Lights for Reptile Cages Due to Fire Hazard

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PetSmart Recalls Strip Lights for Reptile Cages Due to Fire Hazard

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/PetSmart-Recalls-Strip-Lights-for-Reptile-Cages-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

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Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Reptile strip light fixtures 

Hazard:  The strip light's fluorescent bulb can overheat causing the hood on the light fixture to ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light fixtures and return them to any PetSmart store for a full refund.   

Consumer 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 "Recalls" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 23,000 (in addition, about 440 were sold in Canada)

Description:
This recall involves 20 inch and 30 inch All Living Things reptile strip light fixtures. These light fixtures simulate natural daylight and are attached to the top of the reptile's terrarium.  The 20 inch fixture has UPC number 73725773305 and the 30 inch fixture has UPC number 73725773306 printed on the packaging. 

Incidents/Injuries:  PetSmart has received six reports of the hood on the recalled light fixtures igniting.

Sold At: PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2017 through July 2018 for about $35 (20 inch) and $40 (30 inch). 

Importer:  PetSmart, Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz.

Manufacturer:  Tianjin McLanzoo Pet Articles, of Tianjin, China

Manufactured in:  China

In Conjunction With: Canada

Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67560r-eng.php

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

For more lifesaving information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram @USCPSC and Twitter @USCPSC or sign up to receive our e-mail alerts. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
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