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Compact Fluorescent Recalls and Consumer Advisories

At, it's our primary interest to help people learn about using Compact Fluorescent bulbs. As with nearly any electrical product, and many types of light bulbs, there have also been CFL problems. Certain models have been recalled and consumer advisories have been issued on others. On this page, we will list consumer information valuable to our users in making informed decisions regarding safety, construction, or mechanical concerns. makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the completeness, accuracy, currency, or adequacy of the following facts, views, opinions, statements and/or recommendations.

Philips Lighting Recalls EnergySaver and Marathon Compact Fluorescent Dimmable Reflector Flood Lamps Due to Laceration Hazard

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Trisonic Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.



Name of product: Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Units: 124,000

Importer: Eastern America Trio Products Inc. of Flushing, N.Y.

Hazard: Light bulb may overheat and catch fire.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of incidents, including two fires that resulted in minor property damage.

Description: This recall involves Trisonic 15-, 20-, 22- and 25-watt compact fluorescent light bulbs with the model numbers TS-EN 15W/SP, TS-EN 20W/SP, TS-CFL 22WB or TS-EN 25W/SP printed on the base of the bulb.

Sold at: Discount stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut from January 2008 to December 2008 for between $1 and $ 1.50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the light bulbs and contact the company for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Eastern America Trio Products Inc. at 800-661-7146 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at

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Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 661-7146 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


Tu-WireŽ ballasts used with four-pin plug-in dimmable CFL's -- recall
Date: 08/20/2006
Product: The recalled ballast is used to dim compact fluorescent lighting fixtures. The ballasts are not visible once installed. The ballasts were included with light fixtures sold under numerous brand names. Consumers should not touch these fixtures, since they could pose a shock hazard. The fixtures with these ballasts have a 120 VAC application, the fixture housing is for a 26W or 32W four-pin plug-in compact fluorescent lamp installed after July 1998. Most of the lights were sold for commercial use, though some were sold for consumer use. This recall does not involve light fixtures containing incandescent or halogen lamps or fixtures with screw-in compact fluorescent lamps or straight tube (linear) fluorescent lamps.
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CPSC, Technical Consumer Products Inc. Announce Recall of Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Date: 12/08/2004
Product: 3-way CFL's
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Fujian Joinluck Enterprise Co. Ltd. recall
Date: 12/03/2004
Product: Globe Mini-Spiral Compact Fluorescent 13 Watt Light Bulb
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CPSC, Teng Fei Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Energy Saving Light Bulbs
Date: 10/12/2004
Product: Teng Fei Energy Saving Light Bulbs
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