|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2004
Release # 05-064
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 397-2647
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. 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: 3-way compact fluorescent light bulbs
Units: About 158,000
Manufacturer/Distributor: Technical Consumer Products Inc., of Aurora, Ohio
Hazard: The bulbs can overheat and spark, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Technical Consumer Products has received 16 reports of overheating bulbs. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled 32-watt, 3-way (40-75-150 watt output) compact fluorescent bulbs were sold under the brand names Commercial Electric (Home Depot) and DuraBright (Orchard Supply Hardware). The bulbs are about seven inches high and have a white, spiral fluorescent tube attached to a white plastic base. The following item numbers, which can be found on the back of the packaging and the base of the bulb, are included in the recall: 283-924, 575-717, and 69032.
Sold at: Home Depot and Orchard Supply Hardware nationwide from April 2004 through November 2004 for about $10 (single pack) or $19 (double pack).
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bulbs immediately and contact Technical Consumer Products for a free replacement or gift card.
Consumer Contact: Call Technical Consumer Products at (800) 397-2647 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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