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Light Bulbs Recalled

Posted - Aug. 4, 2004 at 8:21 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A light bulb company is recalling more than five and a-half (m) million bulbs because they can break while being used.

OSRAM Sylvania says they are its 60-watt, B-ten Decor light bulb in packages of two and four, labeled "ceiling fan" and "double life." They were sold at home improvement centers, supermarkets, drug stores and discount department stores between September 2002 and this past June.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been 119 reports of bulbs breaking, including 29 with injuries.

The problem is that the bulb can detach at the base, causing cuts or burns. The exposed filament can cause a shock.

OSRAM Sylvania will replace them for free.

(You can contact the company at 877-423-3772.)

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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