As announced earlier today, Telstar is recalling energy-saving light bulbs because they pose a fire hazard to consumers. The light bulbs can overheat, which can result in a fire. Telstar Products is recalling nearly 317,000 of its energy saving light bulbs, which were sold under both the Telstar and Electra brands. The two styles included in the recall are the spiral and “3-Us” shape. As a Weston Products Liability Lawyer, I wanted to bring this recall to my readers’ attention because I know many people in the community have family members in the New York/New Jersey area who could be affected by the Telstar light bulb recall. The light bulbs were sold in New York and New Jersey from August 2010 until March 2011 at a variety of discount stores.
For anyone who is interested, the full CPSC Telstar Energy-Saving Light Bulb Recall Release can be found here. According to the report, there have already been two reported incident of fires, including one that resulted in a residential fire. As a Weston Personal Injury Attorney, just one report of a residential fire is enough to catch my attention. A residential fire obviously poses a tremendous injury threat for the people living there, not to mention the significant property damage that could also result.
Since the recall was just announced today, there hasn’t been any news as to whether a lawsuit will be filed as a result of the reported residential fire. It is also unclear as to how severe the property damage was, although there wasn’t any mention of personal/bodily injury in the CPSC Telstar Recall Release. As a Weston Injury Lawyer, I’m curious to see how many of the recalled light bulbs are still in use, yet most probably are since the first ones were sold only 9 months ago. If you want to help anyone you know in the New York/New Jersey area get more information about this recall, the best place to visit is the CPSC Telstar Light Bulb Recall Release found above.