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LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard

  • Model A19 LED Bulb
  • Ecosmart packaging
  • Back view of the EcoSmart A19 package
  • Model G25 LED Bulb Photo
  • Sylvania packaging for G25
  • Model PAR20 120-Volt LED Bulb
  • Sylvania packaging for PAR20
Name of Product:
LED Light Bulbs
Hazard:

The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
March 19, 2013
Units:
About 554,000
Consumer Contact

Lighting Science Group toll free at (855) 574-2533 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.lsgc.com

Recall Details

Description:

The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- 8- and 9-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40 or 50 watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed. The date code reflects the week and year of manufacture; for example date code L4010 was produced during the 40th week of 2010. The date codes listed below may have the letters "CH " or "MX " at the end. For example, date code L4010 can also appear as L4010CH or L4010MX. The date codes are:

 

L4010

L4110

L4210

L4310

L4410

L4510

L4610

L4710

L4810

L4910

L5010

L5110

L5210

L5310

L0111

L0211

L0311

L0411

L0511

L0611

L0711

L0811

L0911

L1011

L1111

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately remove the bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Light Science Group for replacement bulbs.

Incidents/Injuries:

Lighting Science Group is aware of 68 incidents of product failures, eight of which were accompanied by visible smoke or fire conditions. The incidents include damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, burned rugs/carpet/ floors, damage to a circuit and to a lamp. There have been no reports of personal injuries.

Sold At

Various retailers including hardware and lighting and electrical supply stores.

Importer:

Lighting Science Group Corporation, of Satellite Beach, Fla.

Importer

Lighting Science Group Corporation, of Satellite Beach, Fla.

Manufactured In:
China (with a small number of products having final assembly in Florida or Mexico)
Recall number:
13-142
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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