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Philips Recalls Halogen Bulbs for Laceration and Burn Hazard

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Olivia Finger2 years ago

According to a recall release by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Philips Lighting has opted to voluntarily recall 370,000 halogen bulbs which can pose a laceration and burn hazard to consumers.

Philips Halogen Bulbs Recall Report

The recall was announced after Philips received 13 reports of bulbs falling and shattering. Five of the reports resulted in property damage and two left consumers with lacerations injuries.

Reports of property damage and shattered lens have resulted in $700 of property damage.

Consumers are encouraged to stop using the recalled bulbs and remove the bulbs from fixtures.Philips will provide free replacement bulbs as well as instructions and materials required to return the bulbs at no cost.

Description of the Recalled Philips Halogen Bulbs

  • Philips 60W PAR 16 120V halogen bulbs are involved in this recall.
  • Te recalled bulbs were manufactured and sold between November 2013 and March 2015.
  • Date codes painted on the bulb glass next to “PHILIPS Halogena PAR 16”, “China”, and “60W/120/V” are identifiers in this recall.
  • Recalled bulbs date codes include:
    • 2013: 3L, 3M
    • 2014: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4M
    • 2015: 5A, 5B, 5C
  • Bulbs were sold at Home Depot stores and professional distributors across the country as well as online at for about $10.


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