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CSA INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT CONSUMER SAFETY ALERT FOR ENCORE SALES “BRIGHT IDEAS” TYPE A LIGHT BULBS OF CERTAIN RATINGS

In cooperation with CSA International, Encore Sales of Concord, ON is announcing an important consumer safety alert regarding “Bright Ideas” Type A (standard) light bulbs of certain ratings. Testing by CSA International has revealed these light bulbs can create temperatures exceeding allowable limits, potentially overheating the light fixtures into which they are installed with a risk of fire. They also bear counterfeit (unauthorized) registered trademarks belonging to CSA International. Consumers should stop using them immediately.

The glass envelope of the light bulbs are printed with the name “Encore” and a counterfeit (unauthorized) registered CSA trademark in a circle. Most are sold in orange/yellow boxes marked: “Bright Ideas” and “Imported by Encore Sales, Concord, Ontario L4K 3N7” also with a counterfeit CSA trademark. Some are sold in plain white unmarked boxes. The following sizes are affected by this safety alert:

Rating of Type A Light Bulb UPC #
100 Watt Soft White #60107 82094
150 Watt Tri-light, Soft White #60107 82097
60 Watt Country Garden Yellow Bug #60107 82091
40 Watt Green Party #60107 82088
40 Watt Red Party #60107 82086
75 Watt Soft White #60107 83880
100 Watt Clear #60107 86412

CSA International is not aware of any injury or damage reports involving these light bulbs. Encore Sales imported them from China and distributed them throughout Canada. Consumers could have purchased them at various retail outlets.

Light bulbs

Consumers should stop using these light bulbs immediately and discard them or return them to their point of purchase for a refund. The importer is Encore Sales, 333 North Rivermede Rd., Concord, ON L4K 3N7. Telephone (905) 738-8888 or toll-free at 1-800-387-3736.

About CSA International

CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes; and OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org.

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Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group
416-747-2620
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