Recall
Apr022018

H-E-B Recalls Halogen Light Bulbs Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards

Name of Product: GTC Halogen Light Bulbs

Hazard: The halogen light bulbs can shatter while in use in a lamp or light fixture, posing laceration and fire hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled halogen light bulbs and return them to H‑E‑B for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: H‑E‑B at 800‑432‑3113 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday

Units: About 2.5 million

Description: 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:

Product Name                                                                      UPC

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 2PK                                    4122084562
GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 2PK                                    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

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Sold At: 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).

Importer: Parkway Trading and Manufacturing Company, of San Antonio, Texas (an H‑E‑B company)

Distributor: H‑E‑B Grocery Company LLC, of San Antonio, Texas

Manufactured in: China


About H-E-B

H-E-B, with sales of $25 billion, operates 400 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrates its 113th anniversary this year. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs over 106,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit HEB.com.

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