Electrical Safety Authority

Electrical Safety Authority

November 23, 2006 12:15 ET

Warning From the Electrical Safety Authority About Previously Announced Safety Hazard Associated With Recalled Globe Mini-Spiral Compact Fluorescent 13 Watt Light Bulb

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 23, 2006) -


The Electrical Safety Authority is reminding Ontario residents to again check to see if they have installed the previously (November 2004) recalled Globe compact fluorescent, 13 Watt mini-spiral lamps in their homes, following another two incidents.

"Mini-spiral compact fluorescent bulbs are a popular energy efficient option for homeowners and offer a life expectancy of seven years. The problem in the case of certain Globe mini-spiral compact fluorescent bulbs manufactured between January 2002 through April 2003 is that they do no meet safety standards and pose both electric shock and fire hazards. Issues with these bulbs may occur at any time from initial installation to the end of the seven-year life of the bulb. As a result, it is important for consumers to check to see if they have these bulbs and to remove them from their homes." says Ted Olechna, Provincial Code Engineer, Electrical Safety Authority.

Please note: There is a photo of the Globe Mini-Spiral Compact Fluorescent 13 Watt Light Bulb available on CCNMatthews' website at the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/flu13w.jpg

Consumers should check the base of any Globe Mini-Spiral 13 W bulbs
they have for the following date codes:

0202 BH043 BH073 BH1103 BH1303 BH1703 BH342 BH492
0402 BH052 BH0803 BH113 BH1402 BH183 BH3502 BH5002
BH0103 BH0603 BH0903 BH1203 BH1403 BH193 BH4102 BH5102
BH0203 BH0702 BH1003 BH123 BH1503 BH2002 BH4802 BH512
BH0403 BH072 BH103 BH1302 BH1603 BH203 BH4902 BH5202

These lamps are not authorized to bear the cUL mark. Underwriters' Laboratories (UL) has indicated these lamps were manufactured with parts that UL did not investigate. These parts can fail and melt a hole in the enclosure, posing an electrical shock and/or fire hazard.

Customers who have the recalled product should immediately stop using the bulbs and contact the manufacturer at customerservice@globe-electric.com, or by phone at 514-694-0444, ext. 151.

Contact Information

  • Electrical Safety Authority
    Tatjana Dinic
    (905) 712-5364