Recall: 6 watt B1 Dcor Light Bulbs
On 2004-08-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 6 watt B1 Dcor Light Bulbs due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2002 for about $2.00 to $4.00.
About 6 million units are involved in this Osram Sylvania Products light bulb recall. Instance(s) of 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 2004.
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What is the problem?
The glass bulb can separate from its base and break during use. The broken glass can present a laceration injury to consumers, the hot broken bulb can present a burn injury to consumers, and an exposed bulb filament can present a shock hazard if handled while power remains applied to the fixture.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled 60 watt B10 medium base light bulbs were sold in packages of two or four units. The bulbs are clear. Some were packaged as Ceiling Fan and Double Life light bulbs. SYLVANIA is printed on the front of the packaging and on the bulb base. The bulbs involved have a UPC bar code on the back of the package ending in the following five digits: 13323, 13329, 13333, 13442, 13445, 13454, 13565, 13650, and 13721.
These items were sold new+ at Home improvement centers, grocery, drug and discount department stores from September 2002 through June 2004 for between $2 and $4.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
If the bulb is broken, consumers should first unplug the light fixture or turn off the main circuit breaker before attempting to remove the bulb. Cloth or leather gloves should also be worn to prevent cuts or scratches during bulb removal. Remove the light bulbs from any fixture where they are installed and contact OSRAM Sylvania for free replacement bulbs.
Call Osram Sylvania toll-free at (877)423-3772 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. or log on to the firm's Web site at www.sylvania.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Osram Sylvania has received 119 reports of the glass bulbs breaking, including 29 reports of minor cuts or burns from consumers picking up broken glass from a hot bulb.
+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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