Philips Lighting Expands Recall of Metal Halide Lamps Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards
This expanded recall involves Philips Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps
Philips Lighting has announced that it is expanding a recall of approximately 256,000 metal halide lamps.
This is an addition to about 87,000 lamps which were previously recalled on May 24, 2016. The outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing fire and laceration hazards.
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 on either 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).
The company has received twelve new reports of lamps shattering, including one incident involving a fire. No injuries have been reported to date.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips for a free replacement.
The recalled lamps were sold at Electrical supply distributors, including Grainger, Rexel and Voss from May 2011 through August 2014 for about $40.
Consumers with further questions about this recall can contact Philips Lighting at (866) 253-5503.