Philips Halogen Bulb Recall Issued Due to Risk Lens May Shatter, Fall
Roughly 370,000 Philips halogen lights have been recalled after the manufacturer received reports of the bulbs shattering or falling from lamps, causing a potential laceration and burn hazard for consumers.
The Philips Halogen Bulbs recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on September 10, following at least 13 consumer complaints indicating the lens of the bulbs had either shattered inside the lamp or fell from the lamp and shattered, resulting in several property damage reports.
The halogen bulbs may pose laceration and burn hazards to consumers if the bulbs shatter, spreading sharp pieces of hot glass on the ground below. As a result, customers are being asked to stop using the recalled bulbs and remove them from any fixtures.
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The recall includes Philips 60W PAR 16 120 volt halogen bulbs with the name brand Philips Halogen painted on the bulbs glass. The bulbs were manufactured from November 2013 through March 2015 and have dates codes representing the month and year or production. The 2013 bulbs have codes 3L and 3M, 2014 bulbs have 4A, 4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, and 4M, and the 2015 bulbs have codes 5A, 5B, and 5C.
The Philips halogen bulbs were manufactured in China under Firstech Lighting Corporation and imported by Philips Light North America Corporation of Somerset, New Jersey where they were sold at Home Depot stores and professional distributors nationwide as well as online at www.Amazon.com from November 2013 through March 2015 for about $10.
Customers are being asked to stop using the bulbs and remove them from fixtures immediately and contact Philips at 800-239-6587 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them online at www.philips.com/recall to request a free replacement bulb. Philips has announced it will handle all packaging and shipping costs for the returned and newly shipped replacement bulbs.
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