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Philips Recalls Halogen Bulbs Due to Laceration, Burn Hazards

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Philips Recalls Halogen Bulbs Due to Laceration and Burn Hazards

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Halogen Bulbs

Hazard: The lens of the bulb can shatter in the lamp or the lens can fall and shatter, posing a laceration and burn hazard.

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled bulbs, remove them from any fixtures and contact Philips to request packaging materials and instructions for returning the recalled bulbs at no cost. Philips will provide free replacement bulbs.

Consumer Contact: Philips Lighting North America Corporation at 800-239-6587 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at and online at and select “United States/English” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 370,000

Description: This recall involves Philips 60W PAR 16 120V halogen bulbs manufactured from November 2013 to March 2015. Date codes that represent the month and year of production are painted on the bulb glass along with “PHILIPS Halogena PAR 16,” “China” and “60W/120/V.” Recalled bulb date codes include:

Affected Date Codes:

3L, 3M

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

5A, 5B, 5C

Incidents/Injuries: Philips has received 13 reports of the lens of the bulb shattering, including five reports of property damage totaling about $700 and two laceration injuries.

Sold at: Home Depot stores and professional distributors nationwide and online at from November 2013 through March 2015 for about $10.
Importer: Philips Lighting North America Corporation, of Somerset, N.J.
Manufacturer: Firstech Lighting Corporation, of Shenzhen, China

Manufactured in: China
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