Potential Burn Hazard Prompts Recall from Osram Sylvania for LED Bulbs

Potential Burn Hazard Prompts Recall from Osram Sylvania for LED Bulbs
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August 25, 2015

If you're trying to do your part to save the planet, you may want to choose a different LED bulb.

This week, Osram Sylvania issued a recall for its T8 LED lamps due to a safety hazard. The firm has received reports indicating that the lamps can overheat and melt, which poses a burn hazard to the user.

This recall specifically involves SubstiTUBE IS T8 LED lamps. The recalled lamps are white, cylindrical in shape and measure 48 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. "OSRAM SubtiTUBE IS LED T8" is printed on a silver label affixed to the end of lamps. The model number 73312-1 or 73315-1 also appears on the label beneath the statement "Compatible LED T8 for use with instant start T8 electronic ballasts."

The Danvers, MA lighting manufacturer has received 34 reports of overheating and melting lamps. No injuries have been reported as of yet.

Osram Sylvania says that over 46,000 of the bulbs are subject to recall in the United States. Customers could buy these lamps at Osram Sylvania industrial/commercial distributors between December 2014 and May 2015.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps, remove them from the fixture and immediately contact Osram Sylvania for a free replacement.

The company can be contacted by phone at (877) 423-3772.