A wiring problem can cause the aquarium heaters to overheat or break during normal use, damaging the aquarium and posing fire and laceration hazards to consumers.
The recall involves 7 Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro models.
The heaters are black plastic tubes and have a temperature adjustment knob at the top.
The model name "Stealth" (in white letters) or "Stealth Pro" (in red letters) is printed on the side of the heater.
They were sold at Pet stores nationwide and on various websites from January 2004 through February 2011 for between $20 and $300.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled aquarium heaters and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement aquarium heater or a full refund.
For additional information, contact United Pet Group at (800) 338-4896 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.marineland.com