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GE Soft White 72w Halogen Bulbs
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Indoor Lighting
Light Bulbs (627)
GE Appliances & Lighting    
SOFT WHITE BULBS
PRODUCT CODE 66249
043168662499
 
 
KEY FOOD AVENUE A NY NY
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1/1/2015 This date is an estimate
Last night, I turned my floor lamp on and after about 2 hours, the 72w GE Soft White bulb that I put in it exploded and spewed hot glass everywhere. The lamp was simply turned on and was not disturbed in any way, shape or form. The lamp itself ([REDACTED]) has not been modified in any way and was purchased from a reputable retailer (Home Depot). [REDACTED] indicates that this lamp can accomodate 2 100w light bulbs. I believe the bulb that exploded has been in the lamp for about 1 1/2 months and had been operating without incident on a regular basis since it was installed.
The bulb is one out of a four pack labeled: GE Energy-Efficient Soft White 72w Modified Spectrum General Purpose Halogen Bulbs: UPC 043168662499 PC: 66249 RES: #1223578 CTNHALA194MB72GE66249CJCH-03
I took photos of the bulb and it appears the center glass tube exploded and that is why the bulb shattered. There also was a noxious burning smell when this happened and the glass was hot enough to actually burn my couch pillows.
It was quite an ordeal to vaccum up tiny shards of glass from my woven couch, throw blankets and everywhere within a 5 foot radius of the lamp.
I am reporting this incident because it does not appear that this product is safe for use. Luckily, no one was injured in this incident and only my pillows were burned, but I can see how something worse could happen if a child/infant was close by or if something caught on fire due to the explosion.
3/22/2015
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
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I just emailed their customer service dept online to inform them of the incident.
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