CPSC, Teng Fei Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Energy Saving Light Bulbs

October 12, 2004
Release # 05-005
Firm's Hotline: (718) 888-7000
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


CPSC, Teng Fei Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Energy Saving Light Bulbs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Teng Fei Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Units: About 81,000

Importer: Teng Fei Trading Inc., of Flushing, N.Y.

Hazard: The base of the bulb is not flame-retardant, as required in the voluntary standard for this type of bulb. Electrical components in the bulb can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These Teng Fei Energy Saving light bulbs are white, compact fluorescent bulbs. The recall includes model numbers T6112, T6113, T6114, and T6115. The model number is written on the packaging only. "Teng Fei 110-127V 50/60Hz" is written on the bulb.

Sold at: Various 99¢ stores in the state of New York from November 2003 to March 2004 for about $0.99.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these light bulbs and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Teng Fei Trading Inc. collect at (718) 888-7000 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Picture of Energy Saving Light Bulbs