RECALL ALERT: 2.5 Million GTC Halogen Light Bulbs Pose Laceration and Fire Hazards

The affected bulbs can shatter while in use in a lamp or light fixture

RECALL ALERT: 2.5 Million GTC Halogen Lightbulbs Pose Laceration and Fire Hazards
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March 29, 2018

Around 2.5 million GTC halogen light bulbs are being recalled by H-E-B because they can shatter while in use in a lamp or light fixture, posing laceration and fire hazards to consumers.

Recalled Product Details

The defective light bulbs were sold in packages of two or four 25 watt, 40 watt, 60 watt, 75 watt, or 100 watt bulbs in either clear or soft white colors.

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.

One of the following UPC codes is printed on the product packaging: 4122043932, 4122065268, 4122017409, 4122017463, 4122017576, 4122065608, 4122084562, 4122029652, 4122029783, 4122065177, 4122030062, 4122017464, 4122017397, 4122065271, or 4122017418.

Where and when were they sold?

The recalled GTC halogen light bulbs were sold at H-E-B stores in Texas and online at from August 2015 to December 2017.

H-E-B says that it has received 14 reports of the light bulbs shattering while in a lamp or light fixture. One consumer reported a cut on his hand, and another had a burn to his hand and cuts on his foot.

What should consumers do?

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

To find out more about this recall, contact H-E-B at (800) 432-3113.