Osram Sylvania Recalls 5.6M Light BulbsAug 4, 2004 | Boston Business Journal
Danvers-based Osram Sylvania Products Inc. is recalling 5.6 million light bulbs, after the Consumer Product Safety Commission received 119 reports of glass bulbs separating from their bases.
The recall covers 60-watt 810 Decor clear light bulbs purchased between September, 2002 and June this year. The bulbs were sold in packages of two and four units, for approximately $2 or $4. "SYLVANIA" is printed on the bulb base. The bulbs involved have a UPC bar code on the back of the package ending in the following digits: 13323, 13329, 13333, 13442, 13445, 13454, 13565, 13650 and 13721.
CPSC advised consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately.
Osram Sylvania has 20 plants in the United States. Besides its Danvers manufacturing plant and headquarters, the Osram Sylvania maintains a research facility in Beverly.
It is a subsidiary of Osram GmbH of Germany, which itself is owned by Siemens AG.