Phillips EnergySaver Flood Lamp Recall: Laceration Hazard

Nearly 2 million Philips Marathon fluorescent flood lamps have been recalled after hundreds of reports indicate that glue used on the light bulbs may fail to hold the glass outer covering in place, posing a potential risk of injury or property damage. 

On August 11, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a Philips flood lamp recall after the manufacturer, Philips Lighting Company, received about 700 reports of problems with the light bulbs. Among the reports were two minor injuries and three minor property damage incidents.

According to the CPSC, the glue that holds the glass outer envelope to the main body of the light bulbs can fail, causing that part of the light bulbs to fall. The falling glass envelope could hit people or objects below, posing a laceration and property damage hazard.

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The recall affects about 1.86 million Philips Energy Saver (Marathon or Marathon Classic) Compact Dimmable Reflector Flood lamps in three different models:

  • Model EL/A R30 Dim 16w with UPC 46677 13 7076 and 46677 15 0419
  • Model EL/A R40 Dim 20w with UPC 46677 13 7083 and 46677 15 0426
  • Model EL/A Par38 Dim 20w with UPC 46677 14 6443 and 46677 15 0433

The recalled bulbs were manufactured between March 2007 and May 2010. The model numbers are located on the base of the lamps on the white ceramic area.

The lamps were sold at grocery stores and home center stores nationwide, through professional electrical distributors and online from March 2007 through July 2011 for between $11 and $24.

The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the recalled light bulbs immediately. Consumers can contact Philips about receiving a free replacement lamp at 1-866-622-6372, or by visiting the website at


  • curtisFebruary 18, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    My 90PAR38/HAL/FL28/120V UPC 046677265625 flood lamps have had the outer lens separate from the adhesive subtrate/glass mirrored reflector and crash to the ground.

  • PeterDecember 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    My Philips Bulb leg almost came off too. 4 of the legs came off completely, 1 was half off. Left one leg that supports the entire bulb's weight. Luckily I saw it before any accidents happen. The Philips Model is Essential 18W E27 CDL. I'm now worried that I might get into accident in the future.

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