PRODUCT RECALL - Conglom recalls Luminus 13W CFL

Anthony Capkun
December 08, 2011
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November 20, 2011 (Updated December 8, 2011) - The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Conglom Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product (consumers should stop using recalled products immediately): Luminus # P-17713 with date codes FL06, DA07 and LA07.
These CFLs were sold by various retailers, home centres and bargain stores throughout Canada, from June 2006 to April 2007. About 40,000 units were sold in Ontario alone, and 80,000 units in the rest of Canada. The units are manufactured in China by Taean (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. China. and imported by Conglom Inc.

The product does not comply with UL’s safety requirements, and is not eligible to bear the UL Mark. The lamp may overheat and melt the enclosure, exposing live parts and posing a risk of fire and/or electric shock. Four incidents have been reported, though no injuries nor property damage were recorded.

Consumers who have purchased this unit should immediately stop using the product and contact Conglom for instructions on how to receive a replacement item. Contact consumer service at (877) 333-0098 ext. 450 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Download the ESA RECALL document below for more info.

Photo courtesy Electrical Safety Authority

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0 #17 Lori 2016-12-17 18:51
We had a CFL bulb that we purchased from Costco burst into flames. Had to pull the plug out of the wall to stop it from continuing to burn. The lamp shade was singed and we had to open the windows to get the horrible burning smell out. Have switched to LED bulbs. Will be taking all CFL bulbs back to Costco for a refund. Most are on the recal list but we were never notified.
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0 #16 Tracy 2016-12-13 01:12
Same as #15 Norma Jee, Luminus P-177723s emitted smoke and burning smell, thankfully did not catch fire. Item should be recalled!
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+1 #15 Norma Jee 2015-12-11 00:42
Luminex compact fluorescent bulbs P-1777723S 23W purchased from Costco a few years ago, emitted strong burning electrical smell and produced smoke.

This is the 2nd bulb from a package of 6 to do this same thing. It has not been recalled and I am wondering why not. The bulb was in a lamp with a cloth shade, which could easily have caught on fire if my husband had not been sitting a few feet from the lamp and noticed the smell and smoke.

We are going to return the product to Costco and remove the rest of these bulbs from our house.
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0 #14 Len 2014-07-21 21:53
Have a Luminus fixture bought at Costco with two (2) GU-24 @ 23 watt bulbs; both burned out before the 3 year warranty on product and have been emailing to no avail.
I have experienced a CFL blow out failure as I was checking a "noisy" buzzing lamp - a scary experience with hot glass globules and your eyes with easy striking distance
Noting this recall I am wondering if I should continue use of the Luminus 13 watt Dimmable bulbs which a product number very close to the one listes.
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0 #13 Nancy Moisan 2014-04-04 21:18
Not to be a smart ass but I've been keeping receipts for light bulbs for more than 20 years, ever since they boasted longer life bulbs. I staple the receipt to the box and haven't had a problem getting an exchange. I use a 24 hr X # days I've had the bulbs and doesn't come close to the # of hours advertised. They can stand by their claim for the price these bulbs cost. Now switching to LED's until a new, improved product comes out declaring LED's to be dangerous to our health, something overlooked and not studied enough before marketing.
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0 #12 Marie 2013-03-22 20:34
Regarding Luminus CFL bulbs....P1777 13S...date code 88DN. Though these bulbs are not on the Recall from Dec. 8/11, we had to get the Fire Dept. out last night as one of these bulbs blew out through the side of the ceramic base and shorted through the metal shroud of one of our pot-lights. The Fire Dept. is sending this to their Fire Investigation Dept. My advice...take all Luminus bulbs back to the store. They do not last more than 6 months and are not safe. The firemen found all of the Luminus lights showed signs of over-heating, even those in table lamps and other ceiling fixtures.
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0 #11 Pam 2013-01-03 11:44
I have some light bulbs that are not listed as a recall and a when the light went it blew a small hole right out of the side of the plastic and made a small burn mark on the glass shade that was covering it. My light bulbs have P17713 DL06.
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-1 #10 Ben Jones 2012-09-20 20:40
I bouhgt a whole bunch of the Luminus 14W P-17613T light bulbs for our house thinking that they would last a long time! WRONG!! they only lasted about 6 months and now they are all starting to burn out! Junk! like everybody said, who keeps reciepts for light bulbs? when they claim to last for 10 years they should!!!
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-1 #9 Vince 2012-06-02 22:46
I purchased bulbs from Costco that are subject to recall. I have called and sent emails to Conglom without any response. This is very frustrating. Costco should step in for the customer.
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0 #8 Enid Dallyn 2012-05-04 14:00
We have been using Luminus for about 5 years now. They do not last and would you tell me who keeps a receipt for light bulbs for 9 years!!! Have to replace 2 bulbs in my kitchen that have only been in the receptical for about 8 months. They lasted in my bathroom about 3 months. Not happy with them at all.
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