WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- United Pet Group of Cincinnati is recalling 1.2 million aquarium heaters that can overheat, potentially starting a fire, regulators said.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters have wiring problems that can cause the overheating, which can potentially damage an aquarium.
The company has received 38 reports of fires that include property damage and 45 reports of glass aquariums breaking from overheating products.
The heaters are black plastic tubes with temperature adjustment controls at the top. The recall involves seven models of Stealth and Stealth Pro heaters ranging from 25 watts to 300 watts.
The heaters were imported from China and Italy and sold nationwide from January 2004 through February 2011 for between $20 and $300.
Consumers were advised to stop using the heaters and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement or a full refund.
Consumers can call 800-338-4896 for information.