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    Hi guys,
    Just had an energy saver bulb blow, poo what a stink! One of those curly ones Anyone know if the fumes are toxic? A burning plastic sort of smell, and the lamp connector part is charred.

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    There is not enough crap in them to hurt any one so don't worry about it.
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    Probably a bit late now, but you need to leave the room and remove any pets for 15 minutes. Details on cleaning up here and the NZ take on things here.

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    Default Re: Energy saver bulbs

    Thanks for that. The curly part has not broken, and is still intact in the mounting. It is a bayonet type and the bayonet that goes into the mounting is charred, the start of the curly bit is sort of yellowed and a bit black also.
    Just prior to it failing, it flickered a couple of times and then went pop fizztt! I won't climb up on a stool or chair tonight cost I'd probably fall off, so will leave it till tomorrow to remove it. Lol! I have turned it off at the wall.

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    Yeah they have mercury in them which is very toxic. If you break one you are supposed to do as Jen said. Don't vacuum it either, it just spreads the fine particles into the air.
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    Default Re: Energy saver bulbs

    Quote Originally Posted by lakewoodlady View Post
    Hi guys,
    Just had an energy saver bulb blow, poo what a stink! One of those curly ones Anyone know if the fumes are toxic? A burning plastic sort of smell, and the lamp connector part is charred.

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    Contact your local Fire Station or local fire safety officer and let them know.

    The reason I say this is that there are some brands that have been experiancing problems with or it may be from a batch that may be under recall.

    Why do I give you this advice? Because I deal with this type of stuff.

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    Oh, Ok cold front, many thanks for that advice. I am just hoping that it has not damaged the wiring or connector in the socket!

    Cheers, LL

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    Default Re: Energy saver bulbs

    This said the standard ones have issues too. Mum turned on the lights in the dining room one saturday morning while I was asleep, it was one of those candle shaped bulbs, just a 60 watter. The damn thing literally blew its cap and shot its bolt. The glass part shot off the base with a very loud pop. Fortunately didn't shatter when it hit the floor.
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    While your at it call in OSH as well. Jezz guys . Just clean the thing up.. If you all that concerned just don't buy them..
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    The light that we use the most is an energy saver bulb. It has been in for so long that I can't remember when it was put in. When it was the older type bulb we were replacing it 2 or 3 times a year.
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