Halco Recalls LED Bulbs Due to Risk of Injury and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: ProLED bulbs

Hazard: The LED bulbs can overheat and fall onto consumers below, posing impact and burn hazards.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED bulbs, remove the bulbs from the fixture and contact Halco for free replacement LED bulbs. 

Consumer Contact: Halco toll-free at (844) 277-0177 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.halcolighting.com and click on LED Bulb Recall for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Halco-Recalls-LED-Bulbs

Recall Details

Units: About 9,500

Description: This recall involves 14 Halco LED bulb models used in recessed lights, as outdoor security lighting and in retail displays. The bulbs have a metal cone-shaped housing, are silver in color, either 14 or 18 watts, and have clusters of 6 to 16 LEDs. "ProLED" is printed on a label on the plastic housing of the bulb along with model numbers, product names, and date codes. The PAR30 bulbs measure about 4.75 inches long and 3.75 inches wide. The PAR38 bulbs measure about 4.75 inches long and 4.75 inches wide. The following models are included in the recall:

Model Number

Product Name

Beginning Production Code Date

Ending Production Code Date

80643

PAR30/14WW/NFL/LED

12/2010

12/2011

80644

PAR30/14WW/FL/LED

09/2010

10/2011

80645

PAR30/14WW/VWFL/LED

05/2010

07/2011

80646

PAR30/14NW/NFL/LED

11/2010

03/2012

80647

PAR30/14NW/FL/LED

03/2011

03/2012

80648

PAR30/14NW/VWFL/LED

09/2010

08/2011

80674

PAR30/14WW/SP/LED2

03/2010

04/2011

80676

PAR30/14WW/FL/LED2

03/2010

09/2011

80678

PAR30/14NW/SP/LED2

03/2010

12/2010

80680

PAR30/14NW/FL/LED2

03/2010

11/2010

80757

PAR30/14WW/FL/GU24/LED

06/2011

03/2012

80758

PAR30/14NW/FL/GU24/LED

06/2011

07/2011

80670

PAR38/18WW/FL/LED

05/2009

05/2011

80671

PAR38/18NW/FL/LED

05/2009

09/2011

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received reports of five incidents of the LED bulbs separating from the socket. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Lighting retailers and distributors nationwide from June 2009 through March 2014 for between $20 and $100

Manufacturer: Halco Lighting Technologies LLC, of Norcross, Ga.

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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