Recall: Endura And Ambient LED Dimmable Light Bulbs
On 2013-08-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Endura And Ambient LED Dimmable Light Bulbs due to a potential shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2012 for about $15 to $30.
About 100,000 units are involved in this light bulb recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Light Bulbs category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 295-5147
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What is the problem?
A lead wire in the bulb's housing can have an improper fitting, which can electrify the entire lamp and pose a shock hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Endura 12-watt and Ambient 12.5-watt LED dimmable light bulbs. The bulbs are orange in color and have "MADE IN CHINA," "Fabrique in Chine" followed by a slanted "S," and the model number 9290001829 printed on the gray plastic band on the neck of the bulbs. The date codes, 2L for the Endura bulbs and 2K or 2L for the Ambient bulbs, are printed on the metal screw base. The bulbs give off a white light and are used indoors to replace incandescent bulbs. The following chart outlines the recall details:
|Product Name||Model Number||Ordering Code||UPC||Factory Code||Date Code|
|EnduraLED 12W A19 2700k Dimmable 120V||9290001829||12A19/END/2700-800 DIM||46677 40994||2L|
|AmbientLED 12.5W A19 2700k Dimmable 120V||9290001829||BC-12.5A19/AMB/2700-800 DIM||46677 42215||2K and 2L|
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot, grocery and home center stores nationwide, online retailers, including Amazon.com and through electrical distributors between October 2012 and May 2013 for between $15 and $30.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED bulbs, unplug the fixture, remove the bulb and contact Philips for free replacement bulbs.
Philips Lighting Co. at (800) 295-5147 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.recall.philips.com, choose United States/English and click on the Endura and Ambient LED bulb recall for more information or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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