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Philips halogen bulb recall initiated after reports of injuries, property damage

Recall Halogen bulbs Phillips 375x208 Philips halogen bulb recall initiated after reports of injuries, property damageFollowing reports of the bulb’s lens abruptly shattering or falling from the lamp, Philips Lighting will now recall about 370,000 Halogen Bulbs posing both laceration and burn hazards to unsuspecting consumers.

The Philips halogen bulb recall states that only 60W PAR 16 120V bulbs manufactured between November 2013 and March 2015 are included in this recall. The recalled bulb’s glass has “PHILIPS Halogena PAR 16,” “China,” “60W/120/V” and date code printed on it. The date code represents the month and year the halogen bulb was produced. The following date codes are included in the Philips halogen bulb recall:

2013 2014 2015
3L, 3M 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4M 5A, 5B, 5C

Before the halogen bulb recall was announced, Philips received a total of 13 reports related to the bulb shattering, as well as two laceration injuries from the broken glass. Also, five of the 13 reports mentioned property damage, which totaled around $700.

From November 2013 through March 2015, the recalled halogen bulbs were sold at Home Depot stores and professional distributors in the U.S. The bulbs were also sold online at Amazon.com, priced at around $10, and manufactured in China.

Philips asks all consumers in possession of the recalled halogen bulbs to safely remove them from any fixtures and contact the company about receiving packaging materials to return the defective bulbs for free. Once the defective bulb is returned to Philips, the company will send back a free replacement.

For more information on the halogen bulb recall, contact Philips Lighting North America Corporation at 800-239-6587 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at halogenlamp@philips.com and online at www.philips.com/recall and select “United States/English.”

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission