Telstar Recalls Energy-Saving Light Bulbs Due to Fire Hazard

Telstar Products Sprint International Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y. recalls light bulbs due to potential fire hazard.  Over 300,000 light bulbs are affected by the recall.

This recall involves energy-saving light bulbs sold under the Telstar and Electra brand names. 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 light bulbs were priced from $1 to $1.50.  In addition, the Electra bulbs came 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 recalled product was distributed and sold at discount stores throughout New York and New Jersey from August 2010 through March 2011.  Customers are recommended to immediately stop using the light bulbs and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.   Consumers may contact Telstar Products 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 for more information. 

Picture of recalled spiral shaped lightbulb   Picture of recalled 3-U shaped lightbulbSpiral Shape   3-U Shape

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  1. Barbara

    I have gotten the swirl one of the two, so far so good. It lasted longer and I havent needed to replace the bulb as yet. I think the object is too clean the dust every once in awhile. thx.


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