Recall date: May 10, 2011
Recall number: 11-219

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Light Bulbs
Hazard:

The light bulbs can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
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

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 317,000
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.

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.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the light bulbs and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Sold At:

Discount stores throughout New York and New Jersey from August 2010 through March 2011 for between $1 and $1.50

Manufacturer(s):

Telstar Products d/b/a Sprint International Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Manufactured In:
China