H-E-B Recalls 2.5 Million Light Bulbs Due to Laceration, Fire Hazard

March 30, 2018 Updated: March 30, 2018

H-E-B announced that it’s recalling some 2.5 million GTC halogen light bulbs because the bulbs can shatter when inside a lamp or fixture.

The firm stated that bulbs, which were made in China, potentially pose laceration or fire hazards to consumers.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled halogen light bulbs and return them to H‑E‑B for a full refund,” the company’s website says.

The recall involves GTC halogen light bulbs, and they were sold in packages of two or four bulbs.

“The bulb packages were sold in 25 watt, 40 watt, 60 watt, 75 watt, or 100 watt bulb varieties in either clear or soft white colors. The bulbs measure approximately 4.5 inches in length and 2.375 inches in diameter,” the site says. “The tops of the bulbs read ‘GTC’ and include the wattage and lumens values. The bulbs are packaged in blue and red cardboard boxes that read: ‘GTC NATURAL LIGHT’ across the top, along with the wattage and color of the bulb,” it adds.

The firm said that the UPC codes are printed on the product packaging. A full list of the codes can be accessed here.

H-E-B said that it got 14 reports of the bulbs shatter while inside a fixture or lamp, causing one consumer to cut his hand.


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