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Philips Recalls Metal Halide Lamps Due to Fire, Laceration Hazards

  • Philips metal halide lamp
  • Protective cardboard sleeve for Philips metal halide lamps
Name of Product:
Metal Halide Lamps
Hazard:
The internal wiring can arc causing the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter. This poses fire and laceration hazards.
Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
June 06, 2013
Units:
About 8,100
Consumer Contact

Philips Lighting Company at (800) 372-3331, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, at e-mail qualityadvisory2013@philips.com, or online at www.philips.com/recall for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled items are egg-shaped, clear glass, 150-watt industrial metal halide lamps. They are about five inches long and have a medium base. Recalled lamps were manufactured between November 2012 and March 2013. "Philips," "150W" "ALTO M142/0," "Hg," "USA 3A-1" and "MHC150/U/MP/4K" are stamped on the lamp. Each lamp comes in a protective cardboard sleeve. The Philips logo appears at the top of the protective sleeve on all sides. "MasterColor," "Ceramic Metal Halide ED-17 Protected," "Hg - Lamp Contains Mercury" are on the side of the sleeve. "MHC150/U/MP/4K ALTO" and Universal Product Code (UPC) "46677 37724" are on a label on the side of the sleeve.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact Philips for a full refund or a replacement. Philips will issue a refund as a credit to all distributors with recalled lamps in their inventories and will replace recalled lamps that have been installed at no cost to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries:

Philips has received one report of a failure that damaged a lamp. The company has received no reports of injury or property damage.

Sold At

Professional electrical wholesale supply distributors for use by industrial and commercial property owners from November 2012 to April 2013 for about $20. The lamps have been installed in retail stores and recreational facilities.

Importer:

Philips Lighting Company, of Bath, N.Y.

Manufacturer

Philips Lighting Company, of Bath, N.Y.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
13-211
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