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LED light bulbs recalled due to fire hazard

Recall LED light bulbs1 LED light bulbs recalled due to fire hazardLighting Science Group, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a voluntary recall for its 120-volt LED light bulbs. The bulbs can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The manufacturer has received 68 reports of product failure, eight of which were accompanied by visible smoke or fire conditions. There have been no injuries reported.

The recall affects 554,000 units sold as 6- or 8-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40- or 50-watts). They were marketed under brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse and sold at various retailers including hardware, lighting and electrical supply stores.

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 L0111 L0211 L0311
L0411 L0511 L0611 L0711
L0811 L0911 L1011 L1111

Damage reports related to the recalled light bulbs include damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, burned rugs/carpet/floors, damage to a circuit and damage to a lamp.

Consumers are advised to immediately remove the light bulbs from sockets and lamps. Lighting Science Group will provide consumers with a replacement product free of charge. Call 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.

Source: CPSC