tonight’s KisPSA

After one of itslightbulbs started a house fire , Telstar has recalled 317,000 lightbulbs sold under the Telstar and Electra brand names. One of the lightbulbs also caused a fire in a light fixture. The lightbulbs were sold in discount stores in New York and New Jersey for $1 and $1.50 from August through March.
Made in China by Telstar Products, the lightbulbs came in two configurations—spiral and 3-Us—and were sold in wattages ranging from 18 to 40. Check the recall notice for model numbers. Consumers should stop using the lightbulbs and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund…



  1. John A
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 12:08 am |

    Just wondering, does “full” refund include sales tax?

  2. Posted May 11, 2011 at 4:10 am |

    Does in Ohio,…

    Sorry, old trade was grocery retail, and when we did refunds, it was for the entire amount. At least here it was.

    I hate the pigtail bulbs, the light sucks, they’re expensive around here, and when the govdernment can make the sale of an incandescent bulb as illegal as selling drugs….

    Was there a coup when we were sleeping or something?

    That democrats were about choice?

    If they are so effecient, wouldn’t they automatically way outsell the old style bulbs without laws banning their use and sale

  3. Posted May 11, 2011 at 4:16 am |

    Sorry about the typos,… fingers get numb alot and eyesight isn’t as sharp as it used to be..

  4. Claire: dirty, dirty wingnut
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 6:48 am |

    Them dam things ain’t even useful for target practice.

    Which would place them well below a $2 iWon commemorative plate…

  5. geezerette
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:24 am |

    Full refund so you can buy the banned bulbs instead? You know the ones that won’t burn your house down or poison your kids?

  6. SondraK, naughty naughty bad wingnut
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:45 am |

    ^ there are none left. Me and TUA bought ‘em all.

  7. geezerette
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 9:01 am |

    So it was you and TUA— well–

  8. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 9:35 am |

    I will still have real light bulbs when I die.

  9. accipiter NW
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 9:49 am |

    “But they give off less heat than the incandescent bulbs.”

  10. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 10:15 am |

    Aren`t headlights incandesant?

  11. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 10:59 am |

    These are conveniently configured to screw into the ani of whoever decided to make them mandatory.

  12. mech
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm |

    How about the victims of the fires sue congress, teh 0ne, china, algore and congress while they’re at it.