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13W 120V compact florescent bulb
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Indoor Lighting
Light Bulbs (627)
OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc.    
Sylvania
CF13L/Minitwist
Y601-5 or 5
Unknown
 
Unknown 
Lowes Home Improvment
North Carolina
Sylvania compact florescent bulb in dining room ficture began to flicker and then burn. Obnoxious smoke filled the room before I could remove the bulb. Portion of the bulb expolded and shattered while removing it.
1/24/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
58 years

Incident, No Injury
My Child
Male
36 years

Incident, No Injury
My Child
Male
33 years

Incident, No Injury
My Spouse
Female
57 years
Yes
No
No
I will try to get some answers to this incident
No
Yes
Comment from OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc. 2/6/2012
Screw-based compact fluorescent lamps have become a popular alternative to incandescent lamps due to increased efficiency and reduced operating costs. The industry realizes that some customers are concerned regarding the manner in how a small number of compact fluorescent lamps fail. Some customers believe that such failures may present a safety concern at the end of the lamp’s life. Even though most compact fluorescent lamps fail in a benign manner, during some failures it is possible that smoking odor, and/or charring of the base plastic housing could occur.

SYLVANIA screw-based compact fluorescent lamps utilize a UL rated plastic housing that is flame resistant and also serves to contain any internally failed components, thereby preventing them from causing an unsafe situation. Although such experiences represent a foreseeable normal failure mode of these lamps, some customers may become alarmed, dissatisfied, or otherwise consider such situation as unacceptable and feel that they must report such failures to safety agencies.

It is important to understand that although the aforementioned failures may occur; these lamps have been tested for safety. More information on this topic is available from web sites such as the North American Electrical Association (NEMA), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Should you experience problems with SYLVANIA Screw-based compact fluorescent lamps, you should call our toll-free customer service line for report and to obtain a free replacement at 1-800-LIGHTBULB (1-800-544-4828).

CPSC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on SaferProducts.gov, particularly with respect to information submitted by people outside of CPSC.