LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because the product could cause personal injuries or death due to product liability. 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:

LED Light Bulbs

Hazard:

The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Lighting Science Group toll free at (855) 574-2533 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.lsgc.com/recall

Units

About 554,000

Description

The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- 8- and 9-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40 or 50 watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed. The date code reflects the week and year of manufacture; for example date code L4010 was produced during the 40th week of 2010. The date codes listed below may have the letters “CH ” or “MX ” at the end. For example, date code L4010 can also appear as L4010CH or L4010MX. The date codes are:

L4010 L4110 L4210 L4310
L4410 L4510 L4610 L4710
L4810 L4910 L5010 L5110
L5210 L0111 L0211 L0311
L0411 L0511 L0611 L0711
L0811 L0911 L1011 L1111
Incidents/Injuries

Lighting Science Group is aware of 68 incidents of product failures, eight of which were accompanied by visible smoke or fire conditions. The incidents include damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, burned rugs/carpet/ floors, damage to a circuit and to a lamp. There have been no reports of personal injuries.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately remove the bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Light Science Group for replacement bulbs.

Sold at

Various retailers including hardware and lighting and electrical supply stores.

Importer

Lighting Science Group Corporation, of Satellite Beach, Fla.

Manufacturer

Citizen Electronics and Lighting Science Group

Manufactured in

China (with a small number of products having final assembly in Florida or Mexico)

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LED-Light-Bulbs-Recalled-by-Lighting-Science-Group/

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