The halogen light bulbs can shatter while in use in a lamp or light fixture, posing laceration and fire hazards to consumers.
H-E-B at 800-432-3113 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.heb.com and click on Product Recalls under the Customer Service heading at the bottom of the homepage for more information
This recall involves GTC halogen light bulbs. They were sold in packages of 2 or 4 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 approximately 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:
|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|
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled halogen light bulbs and return them to H-E-B for a full refund.
The firm has received 14 reports of the light bulbs shattering while 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.
H-E-B stores in Texas or online at www.heb.com from August 2015 to December 2017 for about $2.20 (for 2 pack) and $4 (for 4 pack).
Parkway Trading and Manufacturing Company, of San Antonio, Texas (an HEB company)
HEB Grocery Company LLC, of San Antonio, Texas
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