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Great Value Flourescent Bulb 23 watts
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Indoor Lighting
Light Bulbs (627)
Walmart Stores Inc.    
Great Value
EDXO-23
CFL23ROHF
 
0739240 
Wal Mart
West Virginia
6/15/2011 This date is an estimate
Consumer stated that his spiral fluorescent light bulb, inserted in a lamp burned up inside of the ceiling fixture in his kitchen. The consumer was getting ready to leave his home when he heard a loud popping noise from the kitchen. The consumer had came back to the kitchen to find the bulb had popped and the light bulb was hanging from the wires exposed. The consumer's brother in law shut off the power to the fixture and replaced with a common filament light bulb. The consumer is unsure if his bulb is similar to spiral bulbs that have been recalled and is not sure if it has not been recalled.

The bulb has cinge marks and blackening at the base. The bulb emitted a burning smell of a fire and did not actually see any flames from the light bulb. The consumer decided not to call the fire department at the time of the incident. The bulb is 23 watts, 330AMPS and 120 volts. The light bulb had not flickered just before the incident. The consumer mentioned that he had the bulb in the fixture for 4 months and the bulb was on for 8-10 hours.

The consumer has yet to call the retailer . The consumer called the firm yesterday and stated that they would call him back and they did not. The consumer called the firm today to inform them of what happened and was told to submit the bulb in a package back to the firm. The consumer intends to send the bulb back after he takes photographs of the bulb. The damage of the product did not spread to the structure of her home. The light bulb did not burn the light fixture in which in the bulb was inserted. The consumer was not harmed by the product.
9/6/2011
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
73 years
Yes
No
No
Yes
N/A
Comment from Walmart Stores Inc. 10/17/2011
Walmart cannot identify this product based on the information provided. Please contact the Walmart Customer service hotline at 1.800.925.6278.
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