On August 15, Philips Lighting issued a recall for approximately 99,000 Endura 12W and Ambient 12.5W LED dimmable light bulbs.
The company identified a potential issue involving two batches (2K and 2M) of the 60W LED equivalent retrofit lamps used for professional applications. This issue could result in the lamp housing of a small number of units becoming electrified.
The units affected were produced in the last quarter of 2012 and sold at The Home Depot, grocery and home center stores nationwide, online retailers including Amazon.com, and through electrical distributors for between $15 and $30. No other lamp types are impacted and no injuries have been reported.
“The company places great value on the quality of its products, and customer safety and well-being is its primary concern,” says Philips spokeswoman Silvia Casanova. “The root cause of the issue has been identified and a targeted trade recall process has been put in place. Philips is in direct contact with its customers to help them identify the products involved and how they can be exchanged.”
The recalled bulbs are orange in color and have “MADE IN CHINA,” “Fabrique in Chine” followed by a slanted “S,” and the model number 9290001829 printed on the gray plastic band on the neck of the bulbs. The date codes, 2L for the Endura bulbs and 2K or 2L for the Ambient bulbs, are printed on the metal screw base. The bulbs emit a white light and are used indoors to replace incandescent bulbs.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED bulbs, unplug the fixture and remove the bulb and contact Philips at 800.295.5147 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org for free replacement bulbs.
Please visit http://publish-prod.webcms.philips.com/content/us/US-Recall/www/en/US-recall-LED-lamp.html for complete details about the recall.