Don’t know how widespread this is… But Mission Control, we have a very serious fire hazard.
One of our CFLs outlived its functionality, and almost caused a fire. No joke… Smoke, the whole deal… Take a look at the pic below (particularly the charred/melted base where the glass tubes meet the plastic housing).
Looks like I’m not the only one who’s had this problem… (In my situation, I was dealing with a MaxLight 15W EconoMax bulb)
Regardless, this is a real fire hazard… Be aware and be safe.