Lighting Science Group is recalling approximately 554,000 LED light bulbs. The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.
The recalled 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6-watt or 8-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40-watt or 50-watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse.
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 affected 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, and L1111.
Consumers should immediately remove the LED bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Light Science Group for free replacement bulbs.
For further information on this recall, contact Lighting Science Group toll-free at 855-574-2533.