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Recall: Philips Lighting Expands Metal Halide Lamps


On 2017-03-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Philips Lighting Expands Metal Halide Lamps due to a potential fire and laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2011 for about $40.

About 300,000 units are involved in this Philips Lighting North America light recall. Instance(s) of fires 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 Lamps category in 2017. Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls, involving about 3 million product units.

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Philips Lighting Expands 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 fire and laceration hazards.

Instance(s) of fires have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This expanded recall involves Philips Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps model CDM330 manufactured from May 2011 through March 2014. 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 on the base of the lamp or the glass bulb that displays the date code in the format of a number followed by a letter representing the year and month, "Philips", wattage (330W) and the model number (CDM330). Lamps with the following date codes are included in the recall:

May 2011 1E July 2012 2G September 2013 3J
June 2011 1F August 2012 2H October 2013 3K
July 2011 1G September 2012 2J November 2013 3L
August 2011 1H October 2012 2K December 2013 3M
September 2011 1J November 2012 2L January 2014 4A
October 2011 1K December 2012 2M February 2014 4B
November 2011 1L January 2013 3A March 2014 4C
December 2011 1M February 2013 3B
January 2012 2A March 2013 3C
February 2012 2B April 2013 3D
March 2012 2C May 2013 3E
April 2012 2D June 2013 3F
May 2012 2E July 2013 3G
June 2012 2F August 2013 3H

These items were sold new+ at Electrical supply distributors, including Grainger, Rexel and Voss from May 2011 through August 2014 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, 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 twelve new reports of lamps shattering including one incident involving a fire. No injuries have been reported.

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