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Pet supply retail to settle $4.25M fine after fishbowl recall

Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc. is expected to settle $4.25 million worth of civil penalty imposed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over allegations that they were negligent in providing the accurate data involving their defective fishbowls, a November 14 article on the cpsc.gov website reported.

According to reports, the Arizona-based pet retail chain had failed in providing information in a timely manner involving their potentially dangerous fishbowls. At least two models of PetSmart fish bowls have been recalled after receiving complaints that they may suddenly break. The recall initially covered 10,200 fishbowls, however, the company was forced to include more than eight times that number in a broadened recall. The recall was issued after 19 consumers complained that the fish bowls break, and included 12 personal injuries. The injuries, which included laceration, were found out to be serious and required surgery to be treated. Federal authorities are expecting that PetSmart will coordinate with them to ensure product safety.

Expensive hospitalizations, unfortunately, are often the result when consumers suffer injuries from using defective products. However, if you or a loved one is in such situation in Danville, the legal team of Spiros Law, P.C., may represent you. Find out how we may possibly help you get treatment funds from negligent parties by calling (217) 443-4343.