The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of numerous models of energy-saving light bulbs sold under the Telstar and Electra brand names. Specific wattage and model numbers for both Telstar and Electra bulbs are described in the recall as follows:
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 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.
Recall of energy-saving light bulbs sold under the Telstar and Electra brand names. Telstar has received two reports of fires. In one incident, the fire was contained to the light fixture. The other reported incident resulted in a residential fire. According to the CPSC, “the light bulbs can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.”
This recall presents a potential avenue of recovery about which subrogation professionals should be aware when evaluating fires in residential and commercial losses.