Telstar will recall 317,000 light bulbs amid concern that the light bulbs cause a fire hazard. Telstar has received two reports of fires from these starting due to the light bulbs.
When a light bulb catches fire, do you assume it is the light bulb? I think not. So I don’t think it is unreasonable to suspect that two fires is the tip of the iceberg.
This light bulb recall involves energy-saving bulbs sold under the brand names Telstar and Electra. 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.
You can find more information on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
Please note our lawyers are not handling these cases. If you had a fire using one of these light bulbs, I would call the CPSC and Telstar.