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RECALL: 370K halogen lightbulbs could shatter

RECALL: 370K halogen lightbulbs could shatter
RECALL: 370K halogen lightbulbs could shatter
RECALL: 370K halogen lightbulbs could shatter
RECALL: 370K halogen lightbulbs could shatter
Posted at 11:44 AM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 11:44:59-04

More than 370,000 Philips halogen lightbulbs are under a recall notice after multiple people reported the bulbs shattering, causing injuries and property damage.

The affected lightbulbs were manufactured from Nov. 2013 to March 2015. They were sold at Home Depot and Amazon.com during those times for about $10.

The recall affects Philips 60W PAR 16 120V halogen bulbs with the following date codes:

2013

  • 3L
  • 3M

2014

  • 4A
  • 4B
  • 4C
  • 4D
  • 4E
  • 4F
  • 4G
  • 4H
  • 4J
  • 4K
  • 4L
  • 4M

2015

  • 5A
  • 5B
  • 5C

Customers using the lightbulbs should remove them from any fixtures and contact Philips to request free packaging materials and instructions for returning them. Philips will also provide free replacement bulbs.

The company can be contacted by phone at 800-239-6587 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by email at halogenlamp@philips.com and online at http://www.philips.com/recall.

There have been 13 reports of the lens in the bulbs shattering, including five reports of property damage with about $700 in property damage. There has also been two reports of laceration injuries from the bulbs.

The bulbs were manufactured by Firstech Lighting Corporation in Shenzhen, China.

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