[Homestead] Fw: News From CPSC - Recall & Public Calendar
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Wed Dec 8 17:31:57 EST 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2004
Release # 05-064
Firm's Hotline: (800) 397-2647
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Technical Consumer Products Inc. Announce Recall of Fluorescent
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced
voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: 3-way compact fluorescent light bulbs
Units: About 158,000
Manufacturer/Distributor: Technical Consumer Products Inc., of Aurora,
Hazard: The bulbs can overheat and spark, posing a burn hazard to
Incidents/Injuries: Technical Consumer Products has received 16 reports
of overheating bulbs. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled 32-watt, 3-way (40-75-150 watt output) compact
fluorescent bulbs were sold under the brand names Commercial Electric
(Home Depot) and DuraBright (Orchard Supply Hardware). The bulbs are
about seven inches high and have a white, spiral fluorescent tube
attached to a white plastic base. The following item numbers, which can
be found on the back of the packaging and the base of the bulb, are
included in the recall: 283-924, 575-717, and 69032.
Sold at: Home Depot and Orchard Supply Hardware nationwide from April
2004 through November 2004 for about $10 (single pack) or $19 (double
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bulbs immediately and contact
Technical Consumer Products for a free replacement or gift card.
Consumer Contact: Call Technical Consumer Products at (800) 397-2647
between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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