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Recall: Philips EnergySaver, Marathon, Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent Dimmable Reflector Flood Lamps, Light Bulbs

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On 2011-08-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Philips EnergySaver, Marathon, Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent Dimmable Reflector Flood Lamps, Light Bulbs due to a potential impact and laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2007 for about $11 to $24.

About 2 million units are involved in this Philips light bulb recall. Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported. 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 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 6 million product units.

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Philips EnergySaver, Marathon, Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent Dimmable Reflector Flood Lamps, Light Bulbs
Image of various packagings for recalled model EL/A R30 750902
Image of various packagings for recalled model EL/A Par 38 155071
Image of various packagings for recalled model EL/A R40 995454
Image of Recalled bottom panels of individual boxes showing location of UPC codes 383736
Image of Recalled blister packs showing location of UPC codes 392864
Image of Recalled bulb bases showing location of date codes 330320
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Website: www.philips.com
Phone: (866) 622-6372

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What is the problem?

The glue that attaches the glass outer envelope or globe to the body of the lamp can fail allowing the glass outer envelope to fall and strike persons and objects below, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Philips EnergySaver, a/k/a Marathon and Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent dimmable reflector lamps, models R30, R40 and PAR 38 manufactured between March 2007 and May 2010. The following are the model numbers and Universal Product Code (UPC) numbers of the lamps included in this recall:

Product DescriptionModel NumberUPC
EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic)
Dimmable R30 Reflector Flood
EL/A R30 Dim 16w46677 13 7076 and
46677 15 0419
EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic)
Dimmable R40 Reflector Flood
EL/A R40 Dim 20w46677 13 7083 and
46677 15 0426
EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic)
Dimmable Par38 Reflector Flood
EL/A Par38 Dim 20w46677 14 6443 and
46677 15 0433

Model numbers are printed on the white ceramic area at the base of the lamps. For boxed products, the UPC number is on the bottom of the box. For products in blister cards, the UPC is at the top right corner of the back of the package.

The affected products also have dates codes from March 2007 through May 2010 as follows:

Date Code on ProductMonth and Date of Production
C7 to M7March to December 2007
A8 to M8January to December 2008
A9 to D9January to April 2009
0916 to 0953April to December 2009
1001 to 1022January to May 2010

Date codes are located on the lamps themselves, either stamped into the metal gold base of the lamp or in the white ceramic area with other product information.

These items were sold new+ at Grocery and home center stores nationwide, online retailers, and professional electrical distributors from March 2007 through July 2011, for between $11 and $24.

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 to receive instructions on how to receive a free replacement lamp.

For additional information, contact Philips toll-free at (866)622-6372 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.recall.philips.com/en_us.html

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Philips has received 700 reports of lamps where the glue failed and the glass outer envelope fell, including two reports of minor injury and three reports of minor property damage.

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+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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