PetSmart recalling about 10,200 glass fish bowls

PetSmart recalls 1.75 gallon glass fish bowls due to a laceration hazard

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- PetSmart is recalling about 10,200 of its 1.75 gallon glass fish bowls because of a laceration hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that it has received 10 reports of the fish bowl breaking during normal use. Five of the reports were of cuts to fingers and a knee. Four of the cuts required stitches. One required surgery for a lacerated tendon in a consumer's finger.

The agency said that the fish bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling.

The bowls, shaped like brandy snifters, were sold under the Great Choice or Top Fin brands. The SKU number is 5140161 and the UPC code is 737257187092. The SKU and UPC codes are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the bowl.

The fish bowls were sold for about $20 exclusively at PetSmart stores nationwide from February to September last year.

Consumers should immediately stop using the fish bowl and return it to a PetSmart store for a full refund.

PetSmart can be reached toll-free at (888) 839-9638 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also go to www.petsmart.com and click on "About PetSmart" at the bottom of the page, then click on "Product Notices & Recalls" for more information.

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