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Telstar Recalls Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

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Telstar Products (d/b/a Sprint International Inc.), in cooperation with the CPSC, has issued a recall of light bulbs due to a fire hazard should the bulbs overheat.

There have been two reports of fire, to date, according to the company. In one instance the fire was contained to the light fixture. The other incident resulted in a residential fire.

Energy-saving light bulbs sold under the Telstar and Electra brand name are involved in this recall. They were sold in two styles: spiral and the "3-Us" shape. Visit the CPSC Web site to view a complete list of bulbs and model numbers that are included in this recall.

They were sold at discount stores through New Jersey and New York from August 2010 through March 2011.

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled light bulbs and to return them to the place of purchase to receive a refund. For more information, call Telstar Products at (888) 828-1680. You can also visit them online at www.telstarpro.com.