Consumer product recall

Expanded Recall: PetSmart recalls Glass Fish Bowls

Starting date:
November 17, 2015
Posting date:
November 17, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Laceration Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Expansion of May 16, 2014 Recall

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), PetSmart, Inc. (in the United States) and PETM Canada Corporation operating as PetSmart (in Canada)

Affected products

Grreat Choice® or Top Fin® glass fish bowls

Product description

This recall involves the 6.6 L (1.75 gal) glass fish bowl that is shaped like a brandy snifter.  These fish bowls were sold under the Grreat Choice® or Top Fin® brand names with SKU numbers 5140161 and UPC code 737257187092.  The SKU and UPC codes are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the fish bowl.

Hazard identified

The glass fish bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

PetSmart has received 1 new report of injury to a Canadian consumer during the use of the product, involving a laceration to the hand requiring stitches.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of the fish bowls.

Number sold

Approximately 3,859 units were sold at PetSmart stores across Canada (excluding the 1,027 units that were previously recalled).  
Approximately 81,300 units were sold at PetSmart stores in the United States (excluding the 10,200 units that were previously recalled).

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from March 2010 to September 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



PETM Canada Corporation operating as PetSmart





Shanghai Freeart Trading Co. Ltd.


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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers can contact PetSmart toll-free at 1-888-839-9638 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website and click on "Product Recalls" listed under the "Shop With Us" category.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.