Chinese CFL Bulb Fire Warning-Fiction!

Chinese CFL Bulb Fire Warning-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
 
This is a warning that has gone viral on the Internet that alleges that compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs, made in China by Globe, may be a fire hazard.

The Truth:

 

The warning dates back to 2010 and according to the “frequently ask questions” (FAQ) page on the Globe website it is a hoax.

Globe said that the materials used in their CFL products “will not ignite.”  The products are made with fire retardant plastic and normally char or deform from escaping heat at the end of the life of the bulb.


Screen shot from the Globe FAQ page
Posted 1/22/14