Recall: Halogen Light Bulbs
On 2018-03-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Halogen Light Bulbs due to a potential Laceration and Fire hazard.
About 3 million units are involved in this Parkway Trading and Manufacturing Company light bulbs recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Light Bulbs category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The halogen light bulbs can shatter while in use in a lamp or light fixture, posing laceration and fire hazards to consumers.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves GTC halogen light bulbs. They were sold in packages of 2 or 4 bulbs. The bulb packages were sold in 25 watt, 40 watt, 60 watt, 75 watt, or 100 watt bulb varieties in either clear or soft white colors. The bulbs measure approximately 4.5 inches in length and 2.375 inches in diameter. The tops of the bulbs read "GTC" and include the wattage and lumens values. The bulbs are packaged in blue and red cardboard boxes that read: "GTC NATURAL LIGHT" across the top, along with the wattage and color of the bulb. The UPC codes are printed on the product packaging. Only bulbs with the following UPC codes are included in the recall:
|GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR SW 4PK||4122043932|
|GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR SW 4PK||4122065268|
|GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR SW 4PK||4122017409|
|GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 4PK||4122017463|
|GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR CLR 4PK||4122017576|
|GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR CL 4PK||4122065608|
|GTC A19 HAL 40W 1500HR CLR 2P||4122084562|
|GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 2P||4122029652|
|GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR CLR 2PK||4122029783|
|GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR CL 2PK||4122065177|
|GTC A19 HAL 25W 1500HR SW 2PK||4122030062|
|GTC A19 HAL 40W 1500HR SW 2PK||4122017464|
|GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR SW 2PK||4122017397|
|GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR SW 2PK||4122065271|
|GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR SW 2PK||4122017418|
These items were sold new+ at H-E-B stores in Texas or online at www.heb.com from August 2015 to December 2017 for about $2.20 (for 2 pack) and $4 (for 4 pack).
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled halogen light bulbs and return them to H-E-B for a full refund.
H-E-B at 800-432-3113 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.heb.com and click on Product Recalls under the Customer Service heading at the bottom of the homepage for more information
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 14 reports of the light bulbs shattering while in a lamp or light fixture. One consumer had a cut on his hand, and another had a burn to his hand and cuts on his foot.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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