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Philips Lighting Recalls About 99,000 Led Bulbs Due To Shock Hazard

August 20, 2013

Philips Lighting Recalls about 99,000 LED Bulbs Due to Shock Hazard

Many products are recalled due to the emission of extreme heat that can pose a fire or burn hazard. Sometimes, these same products are accompanied with a shock hazard. In early July, Angel’s Touch Collections recalled about 8,000 lamps due to wiring that could pose both fire and shock hazards. With a product that poses a shock hazard, a consumer might be exposed to a dangerous electrical current. This week, Philips Lighting is recalling two types of LED light bulbs with potentially defective wiring that could shock the user.

According to the CPSC, the Endura and Ambient LED light bulbs may have a lead wire with an improper fitting, “which can electrify the entire lamp and pose a shock hazard.” To date, the company has not received any reports of injuries or incidents associated with this issue. The LED lights were manufactured in China.

The light bulbs, which are meant to replace incandescent bulbs, are orange, dimmable and either 12-watt (Endura) or 12.5-watt (Ambient). When turned on, the bulbs emit a white light. The bulbs have a grey plastic band with the model number 9290001829 printed on it. Additionally, the bulbs have the date code 2L (Ambient and Endura) or 2K (Ambient only).

Consumers could have found the recalled LED bulbs at Home Depot, through electrical distributors and other home center stores, grocery stores and online retailers such as Amazon.com from October 2012 to May 2013. The bulbs were priced between $15 and $30.

The CPSC recommends that consumers “immediately stop using the recalled LED bulbs, unplug the fixture, remove the bulb and contact Philips for free replacement bulbs.” Consumers can contact Philips Lighting at 800-295-5147 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or by email at ledprincelamp@philips.com. More recall information is provided at www.recall.philips.com.

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