H-E-B has recalled about 2.5 million GTC halogen light bulbs. According to H-E-B's website, the light bulbs can shatter while in use in a lamp or light fixture - posing a laceration or fire hazard to consumers. Consumers are being asked to immediately stop using the recalled halogen light bulbs.
All recalled light bulbs can be returned to H-E-B by consumers for a full refund.
H-E-B 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.
According to H-E-B, the recalled items were sold in packages of two or four light bulbs. The recalled items 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 two pack) and $4 (for four pack).
Only bulbs with the following product name and UPC codes are included in the recall:
- 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
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.
H-E-B is a privately based supermarket chain based in San Antonio, Texas.