WASHINGTON D.C. (CPSC release) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Telstar Products on Tuesday announced a voluntary recall of approximately 317,000 energy-saving light bulbs that were sold at discount stores throughout New York and New Jersey from August 2010 through March 2011.
The bulbs, which were sold under the Telstar and Electra brand names, can overheat and pose a fire hazard. Telstar has received two reports of fires related to the bulbs.
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 CPSC says consumers should stop using the light bulbs immediately and return them to the store they were purchased at for a full refund.
For additional information, consumers should contact Telstar Products at (888) 828-1680 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.telstarpro.com