Telstar Recalls Fire Hazard Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

By on May 11, 2011 in Announcement, Appliances, United States Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced yesterday, May 10,2011, a voluntary recall of light bulbs manufactured by Telstar Products d/b/a Sprint International Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The light bulbs, which could overheat and could result fire hazard to consumers were sold in two styles: spiral and the “3-Us” shape as shown below. There were reported 317,000 units sold in the market.

Telstar Recalls Energy-Saving Light Bulbs Due to Fire Hazard
Image Credit : U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

There were two reported incidents, in one incident, the fire was contained to the light fixture and the other resulted in a residential fire.

This recall involves energy-saving light bulbs sold under the Telstar and Electra brand names. 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 throughout New York and New Jersey from August 2010 through March 2011 for between $1 and $1.50 and are manufactured in China.

US CPSC advised consumers to immediately stop using the light bulbs and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumers are being advised by Telstar Products to contact their office via 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

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