Philips Metal Halide Lamps Recalled Due to Risk of Laceration, Fire

Philips Metal Halide Lamps Recalled Due to Risk of Laceration, Fire
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June 10, 2013

Philips is recalling approximately 8,100 metal halide lamps. The internal wiring can arc causing the recalled light bulbs to catch fire or the glass to shatter. This poses fire and laceration hazards.

The light bulbs affected by this recall are egg-shaped, clear glass, 150-watt industrial metal halide lamps. The recalled lamps were manufactured between November 2012 and March 2013. 'Philips,' '150W' 'ALTO M142/0,' 'Hg,' 'USA 3A-1' and 'MHC150/U/MP/4K' are stamped on the lamp.

Each lamp comes in a protective cardboard sleeve. The Philips logo appears at the top of the protective sleeve on all sides. 'MasterColor,' 'Ceramic Metal Halide ED-17 Protected,' 'Hg – Lamp Contains Mercury' are on the side of the sleeve. 'MHC150/U/MP/4K ALTO' and Universal Product Code (UPC) '46677 37724' are on a label on the side of the sleeve.

The recalled Philips halide lamps were sold through professional electrical wholesale supply distributers for use by industrial and commercial property owners from November 2012 to April 2013. The lamps have been installed in retail stores and recreational facilities.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact Philips for a full refund or a replacement lamp. Philips will issue a refund as a credit to all distributers with recalled lamps in their inventories and will replace recalled lamps that have been installed at no cost to the consumer.

For more information on this recall, contact Philips Lighting Company toll-free at 800-372-3331.