Philips Recalls Metal Halide Lamps Due to Fire, Laceration Hazards
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Metal Halide Lamps
Hazard: The internal wiring can arc causing the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter. This poses fire and laceration hazards.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact Philips for a full refund or a replacement. Philips will issue a refund as a credit to all distributors with recalled lamps in their inventories and will replace recalled lamps that have been installed at no cost to the consumer.
Consumer Contact: Philips Lighting Company at (800) 372-3331, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.philips.com/recall for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Philips-Recalls-Metal-Halide-Lamps.
Units: About 8,100
Description: The recalled items are egg-shaped, clear glass, 150-watt industrial metal halide lamps. They are about five inches long and have a medium base. Recalled lamps were manufactured between November 2012 and March 2013. "Philips," "150W" "ALTO M142/0," "Hg," "USA 3A-1" and "MHC150/U/MP/4K" are stamped on the lamp. Each lamp comes in a protective cardboard sleeve. The Philips logo appears at the top of the protective sleeve on all sides. "MasterColor," "Ceramic Metal Halide ED-17 Protected," "Hg – Lamp Contains Mercury" are on the side of the sleeve. "MHC150/U/MP/4K ALTO" and Universal Product Code (UPC) "46677 37724" are on a label on the side of the sleeve.
Incidents/Injuries: Philips has received one report of a failure that damaged a lamp. The company has received no reports of injury or property damage.
Sold at: Professional electrical wholesale supply distributors for use by industrial and commercial property owners from November 2012 to April 2013 for about $20.
Manufacturer: Philips Lighting Company, of Bath, N.Y.
Manufactured in: United States
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission