General Electric International Operations Co., Inc. offers free replacement for five models of compact fluorescent lamps

     The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department announced today (December 16) that a notice under the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance had been served to General Electric International Operations Co., Inc. (GEIOC) to remove the reference numbers of the following five compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) models. As a result, the concerned CFL models are not allowed to be supplied in Hong Kong.

Brand     Model                           Number
-----     -----                           ---------
GE        FLE6DBX/827/2/E27 Edison Plus   L090184
GE        FLE9TBX/865/E27 Edison Plus     L090187
GE        FLE9TBX/865/2/E14 Edison Plus   L090188
GE        FLE18TBX/827/2/E27 Edison Plus  L090192
GE        FLE6DBX/827/2/E14 Edison Plus   L090695

     The removal is based on the findings that the measured average lives are less than the rated average lives of these CFL models.

     According to GEIOC, they have recalled most of the CFLs supplied in this year. GEIOC has also initiated a free replacement scheme for the concerned CFL models and a notice announcing the free replacement scheme is posted in newspapers today.

     For details of the free replacement scheme, please contact GEIOCíŽs customer service hotline at 2100 6669 or email at (

Ends/Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Issued at HKT 08:01