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Halogen light bulbs recalled by H-E-B due to laceration and fire hazards

LightbulbsH-E-B is recalling about 2.5 million GTC halogen light bulbs.

The halogen light bulbs can shatter when screwed into in a lamp or light fixture, posing laceration and fire hazards to consumers.

H-E-B has received 14 reports of the light bulbs shattering in a lamp or light fixture. One consumer had a cut on his hand, and another had a burn to his hand and cuts on his foot.

The recalled GTC halogen light bulbs 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 about 4.5 inches in length and 2.375 inches in diameter. 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. The UPC codes are printed on the product packaging.

Only bulbs with the following UPC codes are included in the recall:

Product Name

UPC

GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR SW 4PK

4122043932

GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR SW 4PK

4122065268

GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR SW 4PK

4122017409

GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 4PK

4122017463

GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR CLR 4PK

4122017576

GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR CL 4PK

4122065608

GTC A19 HAL 40W 1500HR CLR 2P

4122084562

GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 2P

4122029652

GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR CLR 2PK

4122029783

GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR CL 2PK

4122065177

GTC A19 HAL 25W 1500HR SW 2PK

4122030062

GTC A19 HAL 40W 1500HR SW 2PK

4122017464

GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR SW 2PK

4122017397

GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR SW 2PK

4122065271

GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR SW 2PK

4122017418

The recalled bulbs were sold at H-E-B stores in Texas or online at www.heb.com from August 2015 to December 2017. The cost was about $2.20 for a two pack and $4 for a four pack.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled halogen light bulbs and return them to H-E-B for a refund, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call H-E-B at 800-432-3113 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.heb.com and click on Product Recalls under the Customer Service heading at the bottom of the homepage.

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