Owners of pet snakes or other reptiles who don’t want to keep them in the dark probably don’t want to set them on fire. That’s why PetSmart recalled 23,000 All Living Things light strips for reptile terrariums and cages.
The specific problem, as stated in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice is: “The strip light’s fluorescent bulb can overheat causing the hood on the light fixture to ignite, posing a fire hazard.”
And, the notice admits, “PetSmart has received six reports of the hood on the recalled light fixtures igniting.”
Not noted was whether any snake or other reptiles wound up burned.
PetSmart is eating the cost of the lights, which are designed to simulate natural daylight, and were sold from March 2017 through this July. Customers with the 20-inch fixture (UPC No. 73725773305) or the 30-inch fixture (UPC No. 73725773306) should return the lights for a refund.
Anyone with questions can call PetSmart at 888-839-9638, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern time or go to the PetSmart website.