TCP Issues Recall for LED Light Bulbs Due to Shock Hazard
A shock hazard discovered in light bulbs is prompting a recall from Technical Consumer Products (TCP).
The recall applies to certain 14 watt models of LED lamps where moisture can enter the lamp in wet location applications, posing an electric shock hazard to the user. TCP is including about 25,000 bulbs in connection with this defect.
The affected models are sold under TCP and Great Value brand names. These lamps are white and produce a soft white (3000 Kelvin) or bright white (5000 Kelvin) color temperature. Recalled units have an item number of L14P38D30KFL, L14P38D50KFL, RLP381430WL, or GVRLP381430WL and the date code printed directly on the white plastic heat sink of the lamp, just above the screw in base. For a list of the UPCs, descriptions, and date codes of the recalled items, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.
Customers could purchase these items at Walmart and electrical distributors nationwide from May 2015 through October 2015 for about $20.
No injuries or incidents have been reported to date.
Consumers should immediately shut off power to the lights, remove the lamps to check the item number/date code of the recall, and contact TCP to receive a free replacement lamp with installation instructions.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact TCP by phone at (800) 324-1496 or by email at email@example.com.