Philips Recalls Energy Efficient Lamps Due to Safety Hazard
About 87,000 lamps pose a laceration and burn risk to consumers
Philips Lighting has announced a recall for lamps that pose a safety hazard to consumers.
The manufacturer is recalling about 87,000 Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps, model CDM330. In the affected items, the outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing a burn and laceration hazard.
The company has received two reports of lamps shattering. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled lamps 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 that displays the date code, along with the Philips' name, the wattage 330W and the model CDM330. Date codes from 1E to 1M are included in the recall.
Consumers could purchase these items at electrical supply distributors from May 2011 through June 2012 for about $40.
Owners should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips for a free replacement.
Customers with questions about this recall can contact Philips by phone at (866) 253-5503 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.