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Philips Lighting expands recall of metal halide lamps due to fire and laceration hazards

MEDIA RELEASE

Name of product:
Metal Halide Lamps

Clear Lamp

Clear Lamp

Hazard:
The outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing fire and laceration hazards.

Consumer Contact:
Philips Lighting toll-free at 866-253-5503 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at ceramicmh@philips.com or online at www.philips.com and click on “For Professionals” and then “Recalls” for more information.

Units:
About 256,000 (in addition, about 87,000 were previously recalled on May 24, 2016).

Coated Lamp

Coated Lamp

Description:
This expanded recall involves Philips Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps model CDM330 manufactured from May 2011 through March 2014. 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 on the base of the lamp or the glass bulb that displays the date code in the format of a number followed by a letter representing the year and month, “Philips”, wattage (330W) and the model number (CDM330). Lamps with the following date codes are included in the recall:

Incidents/Injuries:
The firm has received twelve new reports of lamps shattering including one incident involving a fire. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips for a free replacement.

Sold At:
Electrical supply distributors, including Grainger, Rexel and Voss from May 2011 through August 2014 for about $40.

Distributor(s):
Philips Lighting North America Corp., of Somerset, N.J.

Manufactured In:
United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

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