NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2011
Release #11-219 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 828-1680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Telstar Recalls Energy-Saving Light Bulbs Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Light Bulbs
Units: About 317,000
Manufacturer: Telstar Products d/b/a Sprint International Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hazard: The light bulbs can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Telstar Products has received two reports of fires. In one incident, the fire was contained to the light fixture. The other reported incident resulted in a residential fire.
Description: This recall involves energy-saving light bulbs sold under the Telstar and Electra brand names. The bulbs were sold in two styles: spiral and the "3-Us" shape. The Telstar bulbs were sold in 20 and 23 watts with model number LB-1020 and LB-1023 printed on the packaging. The Electra bulbs were sold in 18, 20, 23, 26, 28, 30, 34, 36, 38 and 40 watts with model numbers LB-18, LB-20, LB-23, LB-26, LB-28, LB-30, LB-1018, LB-1020, LB-1023, LB-1026, LB-1134, LB-1136, LB-1138 and LB-1140 printed on the packaging. "CE 110V," "China" and the wattage number are printed on the bulb.
Sold at: Discount stores throughout New York and New Jersey from August 2010 through March 2011 for between $1 and $1.50
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the light bulbs and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Telstar Products toll-free at (888) 828-1680 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.telstarpro.com
Spiral Shape 3-U Shape