PetSmart recalls fish bowls

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PetSmart has recalled more than 10,000 glass fish bowls after nearly a dozen people were hurt when the bowls cracked or broke under normal use.

The recalled 1.75-gallon glass fish bowls are shaped like a brandy snifter, and were sold at PetSmart stores across the country between February and September 2013 under the Grreat Choice or Top Fin brand names.

A white sticker on the bottom of the fish bowl was printed with SKU number 5140161 and UPC code 737257187092.

“PetSmart has received 10 reports of the glass fish bowl breaking during normal use, including five reports of cuts to fingers and a knee,” said information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  “Four of the cuts required stitches.  One required surgery for a lacerated tendon in a consumer’s finger.”

If you have one of the recalled fish bowls, stop using it immediately and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund.

Information on the PetSmart website said consumers only needed to present their receipt, and not necessarily the fish bowl, to receive the refund.

The bowls originally sold for about $20.