Philips Lighting Recalls Endura and Ambient LED Bulbs Due to Shock Hazard

The dimmable LED bulbs have improper wiring. When used, they can electrify lamps and shock users.

Recall date: August 15, 2013
Recall number: 13-265
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  • Endura and Ambient LED bulb

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    Endura and Ambient LED bulb

  • The factory code, a slanted “S,” and other information printed on the ceramic band on the neck of the bulbs.

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    The factory code, a slanted “S,” and other information printed on the ceramic band on the neck of the bulbs.

  • Location of the date codes, 2K or 2L, near the metal screw base of the bulbs.

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    Location of the date codes, 2K or 2L, near the metal screw base of the bulbs.

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Endura and Ambient LED dimmable light bulbs

Hazard:

A lead wire in the bulb’s housing can have an improper fitting, which can electrify the entire lamp and pose a shock hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Philips Lighting Co. at (800) 295-5147 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.recall.philips.com, choose United States/English and click on the Endura and Ambient LED bulb recall for more information or email the firm at ledprincelamp@philips.com for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 99,000

Description

This recall involves Endura 12-watt and Ambient 12.5-watt LED dimmable light bulbs. The bulbs are orange in color and have “MADE IN CHINA,” “Fabrique in Chine” followed by a slanted “S,” and the model number 9290001829 printed on the gray plastic band on the neck of the bulbs. The date codes, 2L for the Endura bulbs and 2K or 2L for the Ambient bulbs, are printed on the metal screw base.  The bulbs give off a white light and are used indoors to replace incandescent bulbs. The following chart outlines the recall details:

Product Name

Model Number

Ordering Code

UPC

Factory Code

Date Code

EnduraLED 12W A19 2700k Dimmable 120V

9290001829

12A19/END/2700-800 DIM 

46677 40994

 

2L

AmbientLED 12.5W A19 2700k Dimmable 120V

9290001829

BC-12.5A19/AMB/2700-800 DIM

46677 42215

 

 

2K and 2L



Incidents/Injuries

No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED bulbs, unplug the fixture, remove the bulb and contact Philips for free replacement bulbs.  

Sold at

Home Depot, grocery and home center stores nationwide, online retailers, including  Amazon.com and through electrical distributors between October 2012 and May 2013 for between $15 and $30.

Manufacturer

Philips Lighting Co., of Somerset, N.J.

Manufactured in

China

  • Endura and Ambient LED bulb

  • The factory code, a slanted “S,” and other information printed on the ceramic band on the neck of the bulbs.

  • Location of the date codes, 2K or 2L, near the metal screw base of the bulbs.