Units: About 370,000
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.
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:
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) 634-0138 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com and online at www.philips.com/recall and select “United States/English”
Sold At: Home Depot stores and professional distributors nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com 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
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:
The outer glass lens may shatter as a result of being exposed to the normal heat and pressure inside of these light bulbs, causing in pieces of glass falling from the ceiling. Additionally, the glue which attaches the glass lens to the body of the bulb can fail and cause the lens to fall and potentially shatter upon impact. Note also that the interior of the light bulb is hot, and thus, until the glass cools, the falling glass also presents a risk of burning. Accordingly, we have initiated a voluntary recall of the affected units in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”).
This recall only involves Philips Halogen 60W PAR16 120V lamps manufactured between November 2013 through March 2015 (date codes: 3L, 3M, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K 4L, 4M, 5A, 5B, 5C). All affected lamps are marked with “China” as their country of origin and “60W/120V” as the model.
Philips is committed to the well-being of its consumers and has decided to voluntarily recall the affected Halogen 60W PAR16 lamps and replace them.
Philips is offering to exchange affected lamps and provide consumers with a free replacement lamp.
Yes. If you own one or more affected Philips Halogen 60W PAR16 lamps, you will receive free replacement product.
Our advice to owners is to check whether their Philips Halogen PAR16 lamp is within the scope of this voluntary recall. If your Halogen lamp is affected, please immediately discontinue using the product and call (800) 634-0138 or send an email to Halogenlamp@phiilips.com to register for a free replacement.
No, immediately discontinue use of affected lamps and call (800) 634-0138 to register for a replacement lamp.
The following Products are affected by this recall:
4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H,
4J, 4K, 4L, 4M
5A, 5B, 5C
No, the risk is limited to a batch of Halogen lamps produced at one manufacturing location with the above specific model number and date codes as indicated above. All other Halogen PAR16 lamps are not at risk and completely safe to use.
The UPC number can be found on the Bar Code on the lamp’s package.The Bar Code, without the first digit, contains the UPC code that coincides with the list of products that is included in the recall.
For the consumer package, the UPC code can be found on the back of the package:
New package version; UPC CODE: 46677434724
For box-packaged product, the UPC number can be found on the bottom of the box:
Old package version; UPC Code: 46677134136
The UPC code and date code can also be found on the outer box as seen in the image below.
The Model Number can be found on the lamp itself.
The date code can be found on the plastic housing near the metal screw base.
The Country of Origin is located on the lamp
Once you have registered your affected lamp and Philips has received and confirmed it was from an affected batch, you will be sent a replacement lamp. You can expect to receive your replacement LED lamp approximately four weeks after you make contact with Philips Customer Care either via phone @ (800) 634-0138, via E-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the company’s website at www.philips.com/recall. We appreciate your cooperation and sincerely regret any inconvenience caused.
The CPSC is aware of the problem and we are working jointly with them to provide information to Philips Halogen PAR16 lamp owners.
Disclaimer If the lamp submitted for an exchange is not a lamp included in this recall program, Philips will not send replacement product and will not be returning your lamp.