Impact Hazard Prompts Recall of LED Lamp from GE Lighting
General Electric (GE) Lighting has announced a recall for an LED lamp due to safety concerns.
The company is recalling its high intensity discharge (HID) LED lamps. The lamp can separate from its base and fall onto consumers below, posing an impact hazard. The company is recalling about 35,000 lamps sold in the United States.
The lamps are used in lighting fixtures for warehouses, schools and gymnasiums. The lamps are 5 1/2 inches in diameter by 11 1/2 inches long and weigh about 3 pounds. The lamps were sold in a blue and white carton with ED37/EX39 base on the front and PC:21259 on the back above the bar code. Recalled lamps have the GE logo and the following information on the white plastic base of the lamp: LED165/M400/740, 165W, 4000K, 20000 Lumens, China and date code K213 or K245.
The recalled lights could be purchased at GE Lighting authorized dealers and electrical distributors nationwide, including Crescent Electric Supply Company, Graybar and W.W. Grainger Industrial Supply from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $250 and $300.
The company has received four reports of the lamp separating from the lamp base. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Consumers should immediately contact GE Lighting for a free repair kit and installation guide.
Customers with questions about this recall can contact GE Lighting by phone at (800) 338-4999 or by email at email@example.com.