United Pet Group of Cincinnati, OH has announced the recall of about 1.2 million of its Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro aquarium heaters manufactured in China and Italy.
The company reports that a wiring problem can cause the aquarium heaters to overheat or break during normal use, potentially damaging the aquarium by causing the glass to break, and posing a fire and laceration hazard to consumers. United Pet says that it has received 38 reports of fires resulting in property damage, and 45 reports of broken aquarium glass. The company has also received one report of a consumer injury.
The recalled aquarium heaters were sold in pet stores nationwide and through various websites from January 2004 through February 2011 for between $20 and $300.