The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 317,000 light bulbs manufactured by Telstar Products d/b/a Sprint International Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.
The light bulbs can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. 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.
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.
The bulbs were sold at discount stores throughout New York and New Jersey from August 2010 through March 2011 for between $1 and $1.50
Consumers should immediately stop using the light bulbs and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more info, 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