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H-E-B recalls light bulbs for hazards

WACO, TX - H-E-B has recalled one brand of halogen light bulbs that store officials say pose laceration and fire hazards to customers.

The recall involves GTC halogen light bulbs sold in packages of two or four bulbs, in 25 watt, 40 watt, 60 watt,75 watt or 100 watt varieties.

The recall says these bulbs can shatter while in use in a lamp or light fixture and that consumers should immediately stop using them and return them to H-E-B  for a full refund.

The bulbs come in either clear or soft white colors, measure about 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.

Consumers may contact H-E-B at 800-432-3113 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

There have been 14 reports of the light bulbs shattering while in a lamp or light fixture.

One customer had a cut on his hand and another had a burn to his hand and cuts on his foot.

The bulbs were manufactured in China.

The affected bulbs were 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 a 2-pack) and $4 ( for a 4-pack)

The UPC codes are printed on the product packaging, with only bulbs with the following UPC codes included in the recall:

Product Name

GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR SW 4PK
GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR SW 4PK
GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR SW 4PK
GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 4PK
GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR CLR 4PK
GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR CL 4PK
GTC A19 HAL 40W 1500HR CLR 2PK
GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 2PK
GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR CLR 2PK
GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR CL 2PK
GTC A19 HAL 25W 1500HR SW 2PK
GTC A19 HAL 40W 1500HR SW 2PK
GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR SW 2PK
GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR SW 2PK
GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR SW 2PK

UPC

4122043932
4122065268
4122017409
4122017463
4122017576
4122065608
4122084562
4122029652
4122029783
4122065177
4122030062
4122017464
4122017397
4122065271
4122017418


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