Chain animal supply retailer PetSmart recently recalled 100,300 units of Top Paw Double Diner Dog Bowls citing a laceration hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission also announced the recall.
If you purchased dog bowls from Petsmart recently, you may want to heed this information. Here’s everything you need to know about this product and the recall.
Why Were These Dog Bowls Recalled?
PetSmart initiated the recall voluntarily after receiving three reports of cuts and scratches to consumers’ hands from handling the unfinished edge on the recalled dog bowls. This unfinished edge can also injure your dog’s mouth, so the company decided not to take any chances.
PetSmart issued a statement that read:
“We’re issuing a voluntary product recall of the Top Paw® Double Diner Dog Bowl. The gasket on the bottom of the product can come off, leaving an unfinished edge that could potentially cause lacerations.”
Manufactured in India, the bowls were sold at stores and on Petsmart.com between October 2017 and June 2021 for about $28.
How To Recognize The Top Paw Bowls
If you have the affected products, you should be able to identify all of the below:
- The printed label on the bottom should read SKU number 5270098 and UPC number 73725775404.
- The Top Paw bowls come as a set of two metal dog food bowls elevated off the ground in a metal base that’s surrounded by a plastic gasket.
- There’s a paw print on the front of the bowls.
Here’s an image of the product as well.
What To Do If You Purchased This Product
Stop using the affected products immediately. Consumers are encouraged to return the bowls to any PetSmart location for a full refund.
If you or your dog experienced an injury, you should contact the PetSmart Customer Care team at 888-839-9638 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST. You might also have better luck getting in touch with the company through social media by tagging @Petsmart on Twitter or visiting their Facebook page.
Treating Lacerations In Dogs
If your dog suffers an injury, you’re always better off taking them to a veterinarian for treatment. However, there is some first aid you can perform at home before their appointment.
Clean the cut out with an antibacterial wash and put some antibacterial cream on the cut. If the laceration occurs in an area that will come into contact with other surfaces (like a paw), bandage the wound to keep it clean and prevent further bleeding.
H/T: The Denver Channel