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Philips Lighting Recalls Metal Halide Lamps

Philips Lighting Recalls Metal Halide Lamps

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for Philips metal halide lamps due to burn and laceration hazards.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Metal Halide Lamps       

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

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: Philips Lighting toll-free at 866-253-5503 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via email at ceramicmh@philips.com or online at www.philips.com and click on “For Professionals” and then “Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details

Units:About 87,000

Description: 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).

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of lamps shattering. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Electrical supply distributors from May 2011 through June 2012 for about $40.

Importer/Distributor: Philips Lighting North America Corp., of Somerset, N.J. 

Manufactured in: USA

 

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