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stevenjohn21 02-13-2011 12:27 PM

Recall Alert-Marineland Stealth Pro Heaters
 
I just received an e-mail from petsmart. Marineland is recalling their Stealth Pro Heaters due to quality issues. I wanted to make everyone aware in case they had them in any of their tanks.

Here is the quoted e-mail I received:

"February 11, 2011

Dear Valued PetSmart Pet Parent,

Marineland has issued a voluntary withdrawal of the Stealth PRO Submersible Heater (100, 200 and 250 watt). The product is being withdrawn due to a quality issue.

If you have this product, please stop using it immediately and take the following steps:

1. Unplug the heater from the wall to stop the flow of electricity
2. Let the heater cool for 15 minutes
3. Remove the heater from the tank

Please bring the product to your closest PetSmart for a full refund or exchange. Replace the product with a comparable heater as soon as possible to maintain the temperature of your aquarium. A PetSmart store associate can help you select the right heater for your aquatic environment.

If you have questions about this withdrawal, please call Marineland Customer Service at 800-526-0650 or 800-432-6986.

At PetSmart, we are concerned pet parents, too. We will continue to do everything we can to help you and your pet during this time. "
Here is the link to the actual e-mail
Marineland submersible heater recall

spkehl 02-13-2011 12:32 PM

I got all 10 of mine swapped out yesterday. They gave me store credit for the full sales price. I cleaned out their heater isle buying replacements.

stevenjohn21 02-13-2011 12:47 PM

What did you swap them for ? Are Marinelands Visi Therm safe do you know ?

Christemo 02-13-2011 12:48 PM

AAAAAAnd I just bought a new one of these on Wednesday.

aunt kymmie 02-13-2011 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 (Post 589105)
What did you swap them for ? Are Marinelands Visi Therm safe do you know ?

These are what I have in all my tanks. (not the recall model, the models prior to the Pro) I'm not going to say they are safe, since this recall I'm considering swapping out all my heaters. :-(

stevenjohn21 02-13-2011 01:09 PM

I had heard that one of these heaters caused a tank to explode, the tank was in the persons bedroom and had found glass all over the bed ! Fortunately im told the person was not in it at the time. Im not sure how true this is but something must have happened for Marineland to call the products back !

aunt kymmie 02-13-2011 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 (Post 589136)
I had heard that one of these heaters caused a tank to explode, the tank was in the persons bedroom and had found glass all over the bed ! Fortunately im told the person was not in it at the time. Im not sure how true this is but something must have happened for Marineland to call the products back !

I don't even want to think about what a disaster if my 100gl were to explode.
What is everyone else recommending for heaters?? I'm looking into Jaegers. Any others I should be considering??

spkehl 02-13-2011 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 (Post 589105)
What did you swap them for ? Are Marinelands Visi Therm safe do you know ?

They had pulled all the Marineland Pros. They don't carry the Visi Therms. All they had were Aqueon Pros, Fluval M-series and Top-Fin. I got the Aqueon Pros and the Fluvals. I really like the Aqueon Pros they are the most like the Stealth Pros

Christemo 02-13-2011 01:39 PM

I just googled it, and have been reading post after post about how they should be recalled and what's happened to tanks. From what I'm seeing, they're vicious explosions. Oh my.

spkehl 02-13-2011 02:09 PM

It is a shame. I loved their heaters.
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