These mats have been supplied with a counterfeit fuse that does not meet the required British Standards (BS1362) for electrical safety.
Additionally, due to an identified construction flaw the heat mats also present a risk of failed termination, which could lead to arcing and, in extreme circumstances, to live parts being exposed.
There is a possibility that in the event of a cable/appliance fault the fuse installed may explode, posing a risk of injury.
Black heat mats with metal edging and black lead for use with fish tanks
What To Do
Advice from the retailer, Aquatix-2U:
If you have any of the affected items listed above please stop using them immediately and unplug the power cord.
As a result all models stated above are being recalled with immediate effect.
Please dispose of the item or return to Aquatix-2u Ltd for a full refund of purchase price.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Aquatix-2u via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 224 2802(local rate) or 01473 730 520 (8.30am -5.00pm Monday – Friday)
Aquatix-2U can also be contacted at:
Electrical Safety First recommends that anyone who discovers they have an electrical item that has been recalled should stop using it until it has been checked by the manufacturer.
Pisces Heat Mat 14w – 280 x 280mm – purchased between July 2010 and Sept 2013
Pisces Heat Mat 20w – 420 x 280mm – purchased between July 2010 and Sept 2013
Pisces Heat Mat 28w – 530 x 280mm – purchased between July 2010 and Sept 2013
Pisces Heat Mat 35w – 650 x 280mm – purchased between July 2011 and Sept 2013
Pisces Heat Mat 45w - 650 x 280mm – purchased between May 2011 and Sept 2013
|Recall date||10 Oct 2013|