The outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing a burn and laceration hazard.
This recall involves the Philips Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps model CDM330. They are designed as energy efficient replacements for traditional 400W quartz metal halide lamps installed in magnetic ballasts and intended for use in high-ceiling industrial, retail and commercial applications. The lamps were sold in both clear and coated versions. Each lamp includes an etching, located either at the base of the lamp or on the ovoid of the lamps, that displays the relevant date code, along with Philips’ name, wattage (330W) and the model (CDM330). Affected lamps can be identified with one of the following date codes:
Date Code Month/Year
1E May 2011
1F June 2011
1G July 2011
1H August 2011
1J September 2011
1K October 2011
1L November 2011
1M December 2011
Each lamp includes an etching, located either at the base of the lamp or on the ovoid of the lamps, that displays the relevant date code, along with Philips’ name, wattage (330W) and the model (CDM330).
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips for a free replacement.
The firm has received two reports of lamps shattering. No injuries have been reported.
Electrical supply distributors from May 2011 through June 2012 for about $40.
Philips Lighting North America Corp., of Somerset, N.J.
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