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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


GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR SW 4PK


GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR SW 4PK


GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR SW 4PK


GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 4PK


GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR CLR 4PK


GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR CL 4PK


GTC A19 HAL 40W 1500HR CLR 2P


GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 2P


GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR CLR 2PK


GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR CL 2PK


GTC A19 HAL 25W 1500HR SW 2PK


GTC A19 HAL 40W 1500HR SW 2PK


GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR SW 2PK


GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR SW 2PK


GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR SW 2PK


The recalled bulbs were sold at H-E-B stores in Texas or online at 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 and click on Product Recalls under the Customer Service heading at the bottom of the homepage.


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