Recall: LED Light Bulbs
On 2013-03-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding LED Light Bulbs due to a potential fire hazard.
About 600,000 units are involved in this Lighting Science Group led light bulb recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st 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: (855) 574-2533
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What is the problem?
The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- or 8-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40- or 50-watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed. The date code reflects the week and year of manufacture; for example date code L4010 was produced during the 40th week of 2010. The date codes listed below may have the letters "CH" or "MX" at the end. For example, date code L4010 can also appear as L4010CH or L4010MX. The date codes are:
These items were sold new+ at Various retailers including hardware and lighting and electrical supply stores.
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 remove the bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Light Science Group for replacement bulbs.
Lighting Science Group toll free at (855)574-2533 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.lsgc.com/recall
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Lighting Science Group is aware of 68 incidents of product failures, eight of which were accompanied by visible smoke or fire conditions. The incidents include damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, burned rugs/carpet/ floors, damage to a circuit and to a lamp. There have been no reports of personal injuries.
+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.