I'm sorry, but I find this utterly ridiculous. You? Check out the pdf where it gives you the detailed instructions
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:56 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by geminilove at 6:13 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by meriana at 6:14 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:09 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by mmmegan38 at 9:47 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
I have never had one break on me, but I have had some burn out well before their life expectancy. I have read about the instructions for clean up and don't understand how these instructions don't have to be printed on the packaging of the bulbs. Especially if you are being exposed to a harmful element. Seems a little like negligence to me.
I have had incandescent lights break on me, but I didn't have to clear the room for 15 minutes and then scoop up the broken shards with a stiff piece of paper and putting the broken pieces in a seal-able container. Nor did I have to collect smaller pieces by using tape. I would sweep up the broken glass and vacuum the whole area to make sure that I got all of the glass up. Can't do that with a CFL.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:33 AM on Jan. 6, 2011