CPSC, Telstar Products Recalled Light Bulbs for Fire Risks

05/10/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Brooklyn, NY — About 317,000 energy-saving light bulbs made by Telstar Products d/b/a Sprint International Inc. were voluntarily recalled for fire hazards by the manufacturer and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC announced the product recall on May 10, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the light bulbs can overheat, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Two reports of fires have been received by Telstar Products, where one fire resulted in a residential fire.

“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,” reported the CPSC press release.

Consumers are advised to return the light bulbs to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Telstar Products toll-free at (888) 828-1680 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.telstarpro.com.

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