Central Veterinary Associates Warns Pet Owners of Aquarium Filter Recall

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates alerts marine life pet owners of a recent recall from the United Pet Group, headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia. The company is recalling its Top Fin™ Power Filters for Aquariums due to shock hazard to fish and their owners.

The recall was initiated after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found Top Fin Power Filters to be unsafe due to a conductor on their pump motors which, when exposed, could potentially electrify the aquarium water. No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Five models of the filters are included in this recall: Top Fin Power Filters 10, 20, 30, 40 and 75. The filters are black with a trapezoid-shaped top. The words “TOP FIN” are molded into the top of the filter. The filters were also sold as part of Top Fin 5.5 and 10 gallon LED aquarium kits. The product was distributed in PetSmart stores nationwide and online. No other product manufactured by United Pet Group is involved in this recall.

“Marine life owners should immediately stop using the recalled filters, unplug them from the power supply and remove them from the aquarium,” says Dr. John Charos, DVM, President/CEO, Central Veterinary Associates. “You should also contact United Pet Group for a free replacement power filter.”

CVA keeps its hospital in Valley Stream open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all major holidays, for pet emergencies. For any pet-related questions or to make an appointment, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.

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About Central Veterinary Associates

Central Veterinary Associates is a 24-hour, full-service hospital that provides optimal small animal medicine, including exotic medicine. The main hospital is located in Valley Stream, which provides 24-hour care at its state-of-the-art facility. Central Veterinary Associates also has other convenient locations in Mineola, Great Neck, Bayside, Far Rockaway and Forest Hills. The hospital features intensive care units and intravenous infusion pumps and offers state-of-the-art radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, otoscopy and dentistry services. Central Veterinary Associates has over 110 staff members, including 13 veterinarians, as well as a board-certified radiologist, surgeon and internist available for consultation, a canine and feline general practice specialist and certified veterinary acupuncturist on staff. For more information, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.