GE Lighting Recalls High-Intensity LED Replacement Lamps Due to Impact Hazard

Mar 16, 2016, 13:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/GE-Lighting-Recalls-High-Intensity-LED-Lamps/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: High-intensity LED lamps

Hazard: The lamp can separate from its base and fall onto consumers below, posing an impact hazard.

Remedy: Repair 

Consumers should immediately contact GE Lighting for a free repair kit and installation guide.

Consumer Contact: GE Lighting at 800-338-4999 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, email lightingconcerns@ge.com, or online at www.gelighting.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 35,000 (in addition, about 500 were sold in Mexico)

Description: This recall involves GE Lighting high intensity discharge (HID) LED lamps. The lamps are used in lighting fixtures for warehouses, schools and gymnasiums. The lamps are 5 1/2 inches in diameter by 11 1/2 inches long and weigh about 3 pounds. The lamps were sold in a blue and white carton with "ED37/EX39 base" on the front and "PC:21259" on the back above the bar code. Recalled lamps have the GE logo and the following information on the white plastic base of the lamp: LED165/M400/740, 165W, 4000K, 20000 Lumens, China and date code K213 or K245.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the lamp separating from the lamp base. No injuries or property damage have been reported. 

Sold at: GE Lighting authorized dealers and electrical distributors nationwide, including Crescent Electric Supply Company, Graybar and W.W. Grainger Industrial Supply from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $250 and $300.  

Importer: GE Lighting, of Cleveland, Ohio 

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Profeco's press release is available at http://www.profeco.gob.mx/Verificacion/alertas_nvo.asp.

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