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Recall: Metal Halide Lamps


On 2016-05-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Metal Halide Lamps due to a potential burn and laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2011 for about $40.

About 90,000 units are involved in this Philips Lighting North America light lamps recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 5th recall of products in the Lamps category in 2016. Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls, involving about 3 million product units.

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Metal Halide Lamps
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: 866-253-5503

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What is the problem?

The outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing a burn and laceration hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves the Philips Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps model CDM330. They are designed as energy efficient replacements for traditional 400W quartz metal halide lamps installed in magnetic ballasts and intended for use in high-ceiling industrial, retail and commercial applications. The lamps were sold in both clear and coated versions. Each lamp includes an etching, located either at the base of the lamp or on the ovoid of the lamps, that displays the relevant date code, along with Philips' name, wattage (330W) and the model (CDM330). Affected lamps can be identified with one of the following date codes: Date Code Month/Year 1E May 2011 1F June 2011 1G July 2011 1H August 2011 1J September 2011 1K October 2011 1L November 2011 1M December 2011 Each lamp includes an etching, located either at the base of the lamp or on the ovoid of the lamps, that displays the relevant date code, along with Philips' name, wattage (330W) and the model (CDM330).

These items were sold new+ at Electrical supply distributors from May 2011 through June 2012 for about $40.

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 lamps and contact Philips for a free replacement.

Philips Lighting toll-free at 866-253-5503 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via email at or online at and click on "For Professionals" and then "Recalls" for more information. 


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received two reports of lamps shattering. No injuries have been reported. 

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