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Safety Alert

Philips Recalls Halogen Bulbs Due to Laceration and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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

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 halogenlamp@philips.com and online at www.philips.com/recall and select "United States/English" for more information.

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.

Remedy: 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.

Sold at: Home Depot stores and professional distributors nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com from November 2013 through March 2015 for about $10.

Manufacturer: Firstech Lighting Corporation, of Shenzhen, China

Importer: Philips Lighting North America Corporation, of Somerset, N.J.

Manufactured in: China