When the liberals/progressives in Washington ran the whole town, they banned incandescent light bulbs. As most rational people know, incandescent bulbs have been the staple in the world since Mr. Edison invented them over 100 years ago. However, 100 years of experience and improvement is not enough for Washington liberals, they know better. So, out with the incandescent bulb and in with Compact Florescent Bulbs (CFLs). These are expensive, mercury containing, slow-to-luminate bulbs.
But what happens if they all get recalled? Then we’ll be in the dark. The good side is that “no energy use equals one planet saved”. And, of course, the Chinese are behind it (at least for the conspiracy theorists out there):
Telstar Recalls Energy-Saving Light Bulbs Due to Fire Hazard
Washington, DC, United States (AHN) – 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: Light Bulbs
Units: About 317,000
Manufacturer: Telstar Products d/b/a Sprint International Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hazard: The light bulbs can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Telstar Products 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.
Description: 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. “CE 110V,” “China” and the wattage number are printed on the bulb.
Sold at: Discount stores throughout New York and New Jersey from August 2010 through March 2011 for between $1 and $1.50
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the light bulbs [emphasis added] and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Telstar Products toll-free at (888) 828-1680 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website atwww.telstarpro.com
Copyright 2011 by (AHN)