Technical Consumer Products Inc. Recall of Fluorescent Light Bulbs

December 8, 2004

Technical Consumer Products Inc. Announces Recall of Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Name of product: 3-way compact fluorescent light bulbs

Units: About 158,000

Manufacturer/Distributor: Technical Consumer Products Inc., of Aurora, Ohio

Hazard: The bulbs can overheat and spark, posing a burn hazard to consumers

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 pack)

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.