Recall: Philips Halogen Bulbs
On 2015-09-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Philips Halogen Bulbs due to a potential laceration and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2013 for about $10.
About 400,000 units are involved in this Philips Lighting North America halogen 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 is the 1st recall of products in the Light Bulbs category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The lens of the bulb can shatter in the lamp or the lens can fall and shatter, posing a laceration and burn hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Philips 60W PAR 16 120V halogen bulbs manufactured from November 2013 to March 2015. Date codes that represent the month and year of production are painted on the bulb glass along with "PHILIPS Halogena PAR 16," "China" and "60W/120/V." Recalled bulb date codes include: Affected Date Codes:
|3L, 3M||4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4M||5A, 5B, 5C|
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot stores and professional distributors nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com from November 2013 through March 2015 for about $10.
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 these recalled bulbs, remove them from any fixtures and contact Philips to request packaging materials and instructions for returning the recalled bulbs at no cost. Philips will provide free replacement bulbs.
Philips Lighting North America Corporation at 800-239-6587 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com and online at www.philips.com/recall and select "United States/English" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Philips has received 13 reports of the lens of the bulb shattering, including five reports of property damage totaling about $700 and two laceration 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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