Meijer Recalls December Home Branded “Candelabra” Style Light Bulbs Due to Laceration Hazard
Meijer has issued a product recall for the December Home branded candelabra style incandescent replacement light bulbs. The recall was announced on February 1, 2024, due to a potential laceration hazard posed by the light bulbs. Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled light bulbs and return them to Meijer for a full refund.
Recalled Product: DECEMBER HOME® Replacement Light Bulbs
The recalled light bulbs have a metallic threaded base and glass shell. They were sold in packages of one, two, or three light bulbs and have the December Home brand printed on the product packaging.
Potential Risks or Issues
Some packages of the light bulbs may include 3V bulbs intended for battery powered fixtures instead of the 120V versions as labeled. If a 3V bulb is used in a 120V fixture, it can burst, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Has Anyone Been Injured?
Meijer has received one report of an incident involving a 3V bulb used in a 120V fixture resulting in a “short out” in the fixture. No injuries have been reported.
About the Recall
The recall was initiated by Meijer to ensure the safety of consumers. The December Home branded candelabra style light bulbs were sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin from October 2023 through November 2023. The bulbs were sold for approximately $1.50 for packages of one or two bulbs, and $2 for packages of three bulbs.
Where to Find Unique Identification of this Product
The recalled light bulbs can be identified by the following UPC codes:
- UPC 70882069258
- UPC 76023636133
- UPC 76023636134
- UPC 76023636135
How Many Units Are Affected?
Approximately 19,200 units of the December Home branded candelabra style light bulbs are affected by this recall.
Who is the Distributor(s)?
The distributor of the recalled light bulbs is Meijer Distribution Inc., located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Places Where Recalled Product was Sold
The recalled light bulbs were sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.
Where was This Manufactured?
The December Home branded candelabra style light bulbs were manufactured in Vietnam.
Actions for Consumers
Consumers who have purchased the recalled light bulbs should immediately stop using them and return them to Meijer for a full refund. For more information, consumers can contact Meijer at 800-927-8699 anytime or visit their website at www.meijer.com/product-recalls or www.meijer.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page.
Consumers can obtain a full refund by returning the recalled light bulbs to Meijer.
For additional information about the recall, consumers can visit the official recall page on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
The recall of the December Home branded candelabra style light bulbs is in compliance with the safety regulations set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
How Can I Protect Myself From Falling Victim?
To protect yourself from falling victim to this product recall, check the product packaging and UPC codes of any candelabra style light bulbs purchased from Meijer stores in the affected regions and compare them to the recalled products. If you have purchased the recalled light bulbs, stop using them immediately and return them to Meijer for a refund.
It is important for consumers to be aware of product recalls to ensure their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Meijer has taken the necessary steps to address the potential laceration hazard posed by the December Home branded candelabra style light bulbs and is offering a full refund to affected consumers. Stay informed and take action to protect yourself and your family.