Blues Buster light bulb recall

On March 23, 2011 the "Blues Buster" Light Bulbs have been recalled.

This recall involves all models of "Blues Buster" incandescent and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The affected light bulbs can be identified as follows:

Full Spectrum Light Bulbs:

  • Clear; 60 watt 12/1pk UPC 646304002175
  • Clear; 100 watt 12/1pk UPC 646304002137
  • Frosted; 60 watt 12/1pk UPC 646304002168
  • Frosted; 75 watt 12/1pk UPC 646304002144
  • Frosted; 100 watt 12/1pk UPC 646304002120
  • Vanity Clear; 40 watt 12/1pk UPC 646304007132

Full Spectrum Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL):

  • Compact Fluorescent 100 watt Replacement 12/1pk UPC 646304091117
  • Compact Fluorescent 75 Watt Equivalent 12/1pk UPC 646304092022
  • Compact Fluorescent 60 Watt Equivalent 12/1pk UPC 646304093159

What is the danger?

These affected light bulbs are not certified to Canadian standards and have not been evaluated for safety hazards. They may pose a fire hazard to consumers.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor Natural Food Coop has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these light bulbs.

What should I do?

You should immediately remove the recalled light bulbs from any light fixtures and return them to place of purchase for a refund. Remove light bulbs by handling only the base to prevent any unnecessary pressure on the glass that may cause it to break.

Alternatively, consumers may dispose of the recalled light bulbs. Because CFL bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, consumers are advised to check with their municipality to see if these light bulbs can be recycled.

For more information, consumers may contact Ontario Natural Food Coop by phone toll-free at 1-800-387-0354 or by mail at the following address:

Ontario Natural Food Coop
5685 McLaughlin Rd
Mississauga, ON L5R 3K5
Phone 905-507-2021
Fax 905-507-2848

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 22,300 units of the affected light bulbs were sold at various retailer locations in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and the Maritimes.

The recalled incandescent light bulbs were sold from September 2006 to February 2011, while the recalled compact fluorescent light bulbs were sold from March 2008 to February 2011.

These light bulbs were manufactured in China. The importer is Ontario Natural Food Coop of Mississauga, Ontario.