Name of product:
LED Light Bulbs

The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.

Recall date:
19, 2013
About 554,000
Consumer Contact:

Lighting Science Group toll free at (855) 574-2533 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.lsgc.com

Recall Details


The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- 8- and 9-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40 or 50 watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed. The date code reflects the week and year of manufacture; for example date code L4010 was produced during the 40th week of 2010. The date codes listed below may have the letters "CH " or "MX " at the end. For example, date code L4010 can also appear as L4010CH or L4010MX. The date codes are:




























Consumers should immediately remove the bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Light Science Group for replacement bulbs.


Lighting Science Group is aware of 68 incidents of product failures, eight of which were accompanied by visible smoke or fire conditions. The incidents include damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, burned rugs/carpet/ floors, damage to a circuit and to a lamp. There have been no reports of personal injuries.

Sold At:

Various retailers including hardware and lighting and electrical supply stores.


Lighting Science Group Corporation, of Satellite Beach, Fla.

Manufactured In:
China (with a small number of products having final assembly in Florida or Mexico)
Recall number:
October 15, 1979  
Release # 79-058

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 15) -- Citing the critical need for consumers to save energy safely, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today warned consumers to stop using two types of faulty energy-saving devices which regulate home thermostats.

Approximately 20,000 "Automatic Day/Night" thermostat controls were manufactured by the Fuel Sentry Corporation of Mt. Vernon, New York. An additional 19,500 "Home Energy Saver" thermostat controls were manufactured by the Fuel Gard Corporation of Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Both types of potentially hazardous devices consist of a small rectangular heater and an electric timer. The heaters were designed to be mounted on the wall beneath the thermostat and connected to the electrical timer which plugs into a household socket. At predesignated times, the heater warms the thermostat, causing it to shut off the home furnace.

The heaters were manufactured with integral carbon resistors which may overheat and start fires. The defective heaters have caused at least 17 instances of sparking or flaming since July, 1977. In two instances, the adhesive backing of the heater melted, causing the heater to fall to the floor onto combustible materials. No injuries have been reported. CPSC staff believes the timers can be used safely with other appliances.

The thermostat controls were sold nationwide in hardware and department stores for retail prices ranging from $20 to $25 Some of the Fuel Gard units were given away for promotional purposes.

Details Of Fuel Sentry Alert

The potentially hazardous Fuel Sentry heaters were manufactured between September, 1976 and August, 1977, and between November, 1977 and May, 1978. They are labeled "Activator" on the front and display a date code on the back which falls within the following ranges: 396 through 526; 017 through 327; 437 through 527; and 018 through 218.

In addition, only "Activators" containing a brown-colored carbon resistor (visible through the key-hole slot in the back) are potentially hazardous. Units with resistors of another color are believed to be safe, even though they may carry one of the date codes listed above.

Fuel Sentry announced a recall of their product in 1978, but fewer than half the units were returned by consumers. The company since has filed for bankruptcy and is no longer repairing the devices. Owners of affected Fuel Sentry thermostat controls should return the products to their retailers, many of whom are offering refunds or replacements.

Owners of Fuel Sentry units who cannot obtain a refund or replacement unit from retailers should contact CPSC's toll-free Hotline at 800/638-2772.

Fuel Gard Alert

The Fuel Gard heaters were manufactured with a simulated wood finish and were labeled "Fuel Gard" in raised lettering. CPSC staff is working to develop a corrective program with Fuel Gard to enable consumers to return defective units; details will be announced in a subsequent press release.

Save Energy Safely

CPSC staff warns consumers that energy-conservation devices which are improperly installed, designed or manufactured can result not only in fire hazards, but also in carbon monoxide poisoning, electrical shocks or explosions. CPSC staff will continue to monitor the marketplace to detect defective products which should be recalled, but urges consumers to be alert to the potential safety problems of devices such as furnace vent dampers, flue gas recirculators, clothes dryer exhaust diverters and other modifications to existing energy equipment and appliances.



July 14, 1997


Release # 97-157


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Pfaltzgraff Co. of York, Pa., is warning consumers about a potential fire hazard with about 123,500 Pfaltzgraff pizza stones and deep dish pizza stones. If consumers use oil on the stones and clean them using a 550 degrees Fahrenheit oven or using the oven's self-cleaning cycle, as currently recommended in the instruction booklets accompanying the stones, the stones can catch on fire. Pfaltzgraff is providing consumers with new instruction booklets for the safe use of the pizza stones. The revised instruction booklets will inform consumers of the following:

  • Use the stones only for making pizza or bread.
  • Do not cook at temperatures exceeding 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Clean the stones by placing them on the bottom rack of a 425 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 4 hours and scouring them, after cooling, with baking soda.

Pfaltzgraff has received two reports of pizza stones catching on fire due to incorrect cleaning instructions. No injuries were reported. The Pfaltzgraff pizza stone and deep dish pizza stone are made of unglazed clay, which is designed to give a characteristic "brick oven" quality to pizza and bread. The pizza stone is a flat disk about a half inch thick and 13 inches wide. A floral design and "Pfaltzgraff USA" are molded into the bottom of the stone. The deep dish pizza stone is a pie plate about 2 inches deep and 11 inches wide. "Pfaltzgraff USA" and "Baking Stone" are molded into the bottom of the stone.  Pfaltzgraff outlet stores and department stores nationwide have sold both pizza stones for about $20. The pizza stone has been sold since 1993 and the deep dish pizza stone has been sold since 1995.Consumers should destroy the instruction booklets accompanying the pizza stones immediately. Consumers can receive new instruction booklets by calling Pfaltzgraff at (800) 999-2811 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday. Consumers who want to return their pizza stones for a full refund should call Pfaltzgraff to obtain shipping instructions. 



July 31, 1997


Release # 97-165


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Homelite Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., is announcing a voluntary recall to repair over 80,000 model BP-250 Homelite gasoline-powered backpack blowers. If the blower's fuel lines are routed too closely to the engine cylinder, they can crack and leak fuel, presenting a fire hazard to consumers.

Homelite Inc. has received five reports of fuel lines leaking. Two fires and one burn injury resulting in a slightly singed back have been associated with these blowers.

The model BP-250 Homelite blower measures 2.5 feet high and 1.5 feet wide and has a 30 cubic centimeter engine. The blower is mostly red with black components and is mounted on a black frame to which shoulder straps are attached. The words, "Homelite BP-250...Made in U.S.A." appear under the blower's red support bar. The blowers involved in this recall have UT numbers UT 08017F or UT 08017G and serial numbers ranging from HP2000001 through HP3659999, HQ0010001 through HQ3659999, and HR0010001 through HR2109999 located on a sticker attached to the fuel tank.

Blower Information Location

Authorized Homelite dealers nationwide, including lawn and garden and building supply stores, sold the blowers from October 1994 through December 1996 for about $200.

Consumers should stop using the blowers immediately and take them to the nearest Homelite servicing dealer for repair. For the name of the nearest Homelite servicing dealer or for more information about this recall, consumers should call Homelite Inc. at (800) 242-4672 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.



July 28, 1997


Release # 97-162


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Chemetronics Caribe Inc. of Luquillo, Puerto Rico, is recalling 12,000 STARGARD AT Series dual contact heat detectors. Heat detectors monitor room temperature to provide an alarm in the event of fire. The recalled heat detectors can fail to operate properly, not detecting the presence of fire.

Chemetronics Caribe has received one report that a heat detector failed to operate in a field test, but no injuries have been reported as a result of their use.

The heat detectors are components of a fire detection alarm system. They are primarily a commercial product and not sold for home use. The Series 400 STARGARD AT dual contact heat detectors are round, white plastic disks about 4 1/2 inches in diameter. At the center of the device is a three-level round metal disk. "STARGARD AT" is written in small, gray type beside the metal disk, along with the company name. The recalled heat detectors have one of the following date codes stamped on their side:

"0594" through "1294"
"W1-Y95" through "W52-Y95"
"W1-Y96" through "W52-Y96"
"W1-Y97" through "W22-Y97."

Distributors of fire detection equipment sold these heat detectors nationwide from May 1994 through May 1997.

Consumers should stop using these heat detectors immediately and call Chemetronics Caribe at (800) 496-8383 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday for free replacement of the heat detectors and installation arrangements.

STARGARD A Series and other Chemetronics products are not affected by this recall.

Heat Detector



June 26, 1997


Release # 97-147


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Charles Komar & Sons Inc. of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 6,800 fleece robes and lounge sets for women. The fabric, which fails to meet federal mandatory standards for fabric flammability, could ignite readily and presents a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act. Fabrics that do not comply with the standard typically burn faster than newspaper.

Charles Komar & Sons Inc. and CPSC are not aware of any injuries involving these garments. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The fabric is a cotton-polyester blend material with a raised fiber surface. Its fleecy texture closely resembles that of an inside-out sweatshirt. This fabric is often called sherpa.

The robes and lounge sets come in sizes small, medium, and large and in the following colors: green, red, blue, burgundy, ivory, and purple. All of these garments are made in Hong Kong from 80% cotton and 20% polyester.

The mid-calf length robes come in four styles. There are three styles with the Earth Angels brand label, including a button front robe with a belt (style 82308), a wrap front robe with a belt (style 88308), and a hooded zip front robe (style 84308). An additional style has the Maidenform brand label and is a button front robe with a belt (style 882308). The brand name and style numbers for these robes can be found on the sewn-in labels at the robes' neck.

The two piece lounge sets include a button front top and elastic waist pants. There is one style with the Earth Angels brand label (style 87308). The other style carries the Maidenform brand label (style 887308). The brand name and style numbers for these lounge sets can be found on the sewn-in labels at the tops' neck.

Dillards stores nationwide (excluding California), Maidenform Factory Outlets storesnationwide, and a few small clothing and hosiery stores in Louisiana and South Carolina soldthe garments from September 1996 through April 1997 for about $40 to $50.

Consumers should immediately stop wearing these garments and return them to thestore where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumersshould call Charles Komar & Sons Inc. at (800) 713-9155.

This recall does not extend to other Earth Angels or Maidenform brand garments.

Women's Fleece Robes and Lounge Sets



December 24, 1996


Release # 97-053


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), MDK Inc. of Chapel Hill, N.C., is recalling about 20,000 model trains. If the train derails, the coupler coil spring could overheat creating a potential fire hazard.

CPSC and MDK Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these model trains. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The trains involved in this recall are The Heavyweight line of O scale passenger cars, sold under the brand name K-LINE Electric Trains, which were produced from 1991 through 1995. These cars are 1:48 scale models of railroad passenger cars from the early 1900s and are designed to operate on a three-rail, O gauge track.

The following types of cars are part of this train product line: coach, pullman, baggage, railway post office, diner, and observation car. All cars are individually boxed and include an end label listing the model name and number.

The following cars were sold through hobby wholesalers and distributed to hobby and specialty retail stores nationwide:

Railroad Name
Car Numbers

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
K10-0004, K10-0045

Erie-Lackawanna Railroad 6-Car Set (K-44251)
K25-0001, K25-0002, K25-0098, K25-0316, K25-0469, K25-1813

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
K83-0072, K83-0073, K83-0080, K83-0093, K83-0094, K83-0095, K83-0096

Southern Railroad
K86-0004, K86-0042

Southern Pacific Railroad
K88-0112, K88-1918, K88-5124

Union Pacific Railroad 6-Car Set (K-44911)
K91-0100, K91-0101, K91-0102, K91-0103, K91-0104, K91-0107

These additional cars were sold through the following listed outlets:

Railroad Name
Car Numbers

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad 6-Car Set (K-44151)
K15-0110, K15-0385, K15-0727, K15-0827, K15-0972, K15-2500
K-LINE Collectors Club (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Lackawanna Railroad 6-Car Set (K-44381)
K38-0001, K38-0002, K38-0003, K38-0004, K38-0465, K38-1812
The Train Station (Mountain Lakes, N.J.)

Toy Train Museum Cars
K85-1884, K85-1896, K85-1870, K85-1899, K85-1877
Toy Train Museum (Strasburg, Pa.)

Train Collectors Association Cars
K85-1992, K85-1993
Train Collectors Association (Strasburg, Pa.)

Texas & Pacific Railroad 6-Car Set (K-44891)
K89-0718, K89-1018, K89-1109, K89-1402, K89-1658, K89-1818
Collectible Trains & Toys (Dallas, Texas)

Pasadena Mutual Funds Car
Pasadena Group of Mutual Fund (Greenwich, Conn.)

The model trains were sold from late 1991 to the present for about $75 to 125 per car.

Consumers should immediately stop operating the recalled cars, and call MDK Inc. at 800) 866-9986 for information on receiving a free repair. Consumers can write to K-LINE lectric Trains (MDK, Inc), P.O. Box 2831, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27515



December 23, 1996


Release # 97-052


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), PriceCostco is voluntarily recalling its 30" Deluxe Animated Santa with Light and Music.

There have been four reports of animated Santas overheating and melting, which may have been caused by a defective capacitor. PriceCostco is recalling this product to prevent further incidents.

Approximately 66,263 animated Santas have been sold in Costco and Price Club US warehouses between August 5, 1996, and December 20, 1996, as item number 63404.

This safety notice and recall applies only to the Deluxe 30" Animated Santa with Light and Music sold as item number 63404 and does not apply to any other animated Christmas items sold in PriceCostco warehouses.

Consumers should unplug the Santa immediately and return it to any Costco or Price Club warehouse for a full refund.

Consumers may contact PriceCostco at (800) 774-2678 if you have any questions.



December 18, 1996


Release # 97-046


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today the stop sale and recall of more than 32,000 dangerously flammable chenille sweaters sized for girls and women. The sale of these sweaters violates the federal Flammable Fabrics Act, and the sweaters present a serious risk of burn injuries. In fact, these sweaters burn faster than newspaper.


Although CPSC has not received reports of injuries from these sweaters to date, the agency is issuing this safety notice and recalling the sweaters to prevent injuries from these dangerous products.


The sweaters, which were made in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States, are made in a variety of colors of very soft textured chenille. Sweater styles are primarily long sleeved or short sleeved with a crew or turtle neckline; although, there is also a v-neck vest style and a mock wrap style. The sweaters sold for between $38 and $130 at large department stores and small boutiques nationwide. Nearly all of these sweaters are made of 65 percent rayon/35 percent nylon; although, a few styles are made of 90 percent rayon/10 percent nylon, 67 percent rayon/33 percent nylon, or 100 percent rayon.


CPSC is working with a number of importers and retailers to recall these sweaters. CPSC surveyed over 100 retail stores in major U.S. cities to test for the fire hazard.


CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop wearing sweaters they believe may be involved in this recall. These flammable sweaters should be returned to the retailers where purchased. Retailers taking part in this recall will provide a refund or credit.


The following major retailers sold the sweaters:

  • BCBG
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Dillard's
  • Express
  • Foley's
  • Lerner of New York
  • Limited Too
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Macy's
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Parisian, Inc.
  • Robinson-May

CPSC found the following brand names and RN numbers on the labels of the sweaters that failed the flammability test. Consumers can call the importers and manufacturers listed for more information.


Brand Name
RN Number
Phone Number

BCBG Maxazeria
RN 80734
BCBG Max Azria
Vernon, Calif.
(213) 589-2224

525 Made in America
RN 61680
525 Made in America, Inc.
New York, N.Y.
(212) 921-5688

Maille ISHYU
RN 78635
Pretty Talk Inc.
Miami, Fla.
(305) 717-3180

RN 84332
Fredini, dba Miss LA
Los Angeles, Calif.
(213) 745-7921

Karen Kane Lifestyle Petite
RN 59168
Karen Kane
Los Angeles, Calif.
(800) 590-5263

Karen Kane Lifestyle
RN 59168

Karen Kane
RN 59168

The Limited
RN 54867
Limited Inc. Limited Too
Columbus, Ohio
(800) 723-8785

Express Tricot
RN 54867
Limited Express (Limited Inc.)
Columbus, Ohio
(614) 479-4031

N.Y. Jeans
RN 23243
Lerner New York Inc. (Limited Inc.)
New York, N.Y.
(800) 723-5111

There are sweaters with the brand names and RN numbers listed here that are not violative. Retailers should be able to tell whether an individual chenille sweater is involved in this recall based on the yle numbers they have.


The importers and manufacturers have voluntarily agreed to recall the sweaters from consumers and will issue recall information through the retailers who sold the products.



Link to CPSC's provisionally accepted settlement agreement with Nordstrom.

For additional questions about this chenille sweater recall, including information on other retailers participating in this recall, consumers can call the CPSC toll-free hotline at (800) 638-2772.












December 17, 1996


Release # 97-044


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), two importers are recalling more than 32,000 Santa candle holders and potpourri simmer pots posing fire hazards. The paint on the Santa candle holders is flammable and the candle accompanying the potpourri simmer pots generates an excessive flame. An additional importer is issuing a warning about a candle that poses a potential fire hazard.

The importers participating in this recall are Division Sales Inc. of Itasca, Ill., and New Design Inc. of Buffalo Grove, Ill. Giftco Inc. of Buffalo Grove, Ill., is the importer issuing the warning.

Division Sales Recall

Division Sales Inc. is recalling about 10,000 ceramic Santa Claus Candle Holders, item 66539. The holder, measuring 5.5 inches high, has an opening in the back for a wax candle. The Santa figure is predominantly red and white with star-shaped openings in the back and front and a label on the bottom that reads, "MADE IN CHINA." The Santas are holding sacks, lanterns, dolls, cats, or dogs.

The candle holders were sold through dollar-type stores nationwide from October 1995 through November 1996 for about $1. Division Sales is not aware of any injuries involving these candle holders.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candle holders, and return the holders to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers can call Division Sales at (800) 621-8134.

New Design Inc. Recall

New Design Inc. is recalling about 22,000 porcelain Potpourri Simmer Pots. The potpourri simmer pots, measuring 5.5 inches high, come shaped as an angel, santa bear, or snowman.

New Design has received four reports of the candle accompanying the pot flaming excessively. No injuries have been reported, but three of the reports involved minor property damage.

The pots were sold through retail outlets nationwide during the Fall of 1996 for about $3.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pots, and return the pots to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers can call New Design Inc. collect at (847) 459-5655.

Giftco Inc. Warning

Giftco Inc. is warning consumers about the candles in 29,000 Candy House Candle Holders. Some of the holders, measuring 4.5 inches high, were shipped with a defective votive candle that reportedly generates an excessive flame.

The candle holders were sold through various fund-raising organizations nationwide during the Fall of 1996 for about $10.

Giftco has received two reports of the defective candle setting the candle holder on fire. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately discard the votive candle accompanying the candle holder. Consumers should replace the votive candle with one of the same size and only burn the candle in its metal holder. For more information, consumers can call Giftco Inc. at (800) 443-8261.

If consumers have questions about these recalls or the warning, they should call the importers or CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772.