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

  • 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.
Name of Product:
Endura and Ambient LED dimmable light bulbs

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

Recall Date:
August 15, 2013
About 99,000
Consumer Contact

Philips Lighting Co. at 1-800-555-0050 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at, choose United States/English and click on the Endura and Ambient LED bulb recall for more information or email the firm at for more information.

Recall Details


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


Factory Code

Date Code

EnduraLED 12W A19 2700k Dimmable 120V


12A19/END/2700-800 DIM 

46677 40994



AmbientLED 12.5W A19 2700k Dimmable 120V


BC-12.5A19/AMB/2700-800 DIM

46677 42215



2K and 2L



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


No injuries have been reported.

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

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


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

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