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Have you seen this light bulb?

BrightEffectsCFLUnderwriters Laboratories has issued a warning about this compact fluorescent light bulb.  Here is the complete text of their news release:

UL warns of potentially hazardous compact fluorescent lamps

Northbrook, Ill. USA, August 11, 2009 — Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), identified below, may pose a shock and fire hazard. This product does not comply with UL’s safety requirements and is not eligible to bear the UL Mark.

Name of product: Bright Effects Compact Fluorescent Lamp

Units: Unknown quantity

Manufacturer: Zhejiang Yankon Group Co, Ltd., Zhejiang, China

Date of manufacture: Units manufactured on and prior to July 2007

Hazard: The lamp may overheat and melt the enclosure, exposing live parts and creating a shock and fire hazard.

Identification: On the product:

E137657
Self-ballasted Lamp
5K53

13W 120V 60Hz  190mA
CF13EL/MINISPIRAL Y728-1

If you have one of these dangerous compact fluorescent light bulbs, don’t use it.  Stop using it if you’re already using it.  Put it in a zip-loc bag and send it to Washington.  They’re the experts.  They’ll know what to do.

 

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