Philips Recalls Halogen Bulbs Due to Laceration and Burn Hazards

The lens of the bulb can shatter in the lamp or the lens fall off and shatter, posing a laceration and burn hazard.

Recall date: September 10, 2015
Recall number: 15-242
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    Actual lamp with etch position

  • Philips EcoVantage Halogen Lamp Packaging (front and back)

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    Philips EcoVantage Halogen Lamp Packaging (front and back)

  • Philips Halogenea Lamp Packaging (front and back)

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    Philips Halogenea Lamp Packaging (front and back)

  • Philips Halogen Light bulb box packaging

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    Philips Halogen Light bulb box packaging

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Halogen Bulbs

Hazard:

The lens of the bulb can shatter in the lamp or the lens can fall and shatter, posing a laceration and burn hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Philips Lighting North America Corporation at 800-239-6587 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at halogenlamp@philips.com and online at www.philips.com/recall and select “United States/English” for more information. 

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Recall Details

Units

About 370,000

Description

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:

 

2013

2014

2015

3L, 3M

4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4M

5A, 5B, 5C

 

Incidents/Injuries

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.  

Remedy

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.

Sold at

Home Depot stores and professional distributors nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com  from November 2013 through March 2015 for about $10.

Manufacturer(s)

Firstech Lighting Corporation, of Shenzhen, China 

Importer(s)

Philips Lighting North America Corporation, of Somerset, N.J.

Manufactured in

China

  • Actual lamp with etch position

  • Philips EcoVantage Halogen Lamp Packaging (front and back)

  • Philips Halogenea Lamp Packaging (front and back)

  • Philips Halogen Light bulb box packaging