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Aug 12 2011

Philips Lighting Recalls EnergySaver and Marathon Compact Fluorescent Dimmable Reflector Flood Lamps Due to Laceration Hazard

Posted in Community Service, Product Liability

Are there dangerous and defective products in your home, which represent a potential fatal hazard to your or your family? One of the best ways to find out is by keeping updated on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls, Alabama product liability attorney Keith T. Belt says

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Philips Lighting Company of Somerset, N.J., announced a voluntary recall of the EnergySaver a/k/a/Marathon or Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent Dimmable Reflector lamps. The glue that attaches the glass outer envelope or globe to the body of the lamp can fail allowing the glass outer envelope to fall and strike persons and objects below, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Philips sold about 1.86 million units and has received 700 reports of lamps where the glue failed and the glass outer envelope fell, including two reports of minor injury and three reports of minor property damage. The bulbs, manufactured in Mexico and Poland, were retailed in grocery and home center stores nationwide, online retailers, and professional electrical distributors from March 2007 through July 2011, for between $11 and $24.

This recall involves Philips EnergySaver, a/k/a Marathon and Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent dimmable reflector lamps, models R30, R40 and PAR 38 manufactured between March 2007 and May 2010. The following are the model numbers and Universal Product Code (UPC) numbers of the lamps included in this recall:

Product Description
Model Number
UPC
EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic) Dimmable R30 Reflector Flood
EL/A R30 Dim 16w
46677 13 7076 and
46677 15 0419
EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic) Dimmable R40 Reflector Flood
EL/A R40 Dim 20w
46677 13 7083 and
46677 15 0426
EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic) Dimmable Par38  Reflector Flood
EL/A Par38 Dim 20w
46677 14 6443 and
46677 15 0433

 

 

 

 

 

Model numbers are printed on the white ceramic area at the base of the lamps. For boxed products, the UPC number is on the bottom of the box. For products in blister cards, the UPC is at the top right corner of the back of the package.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips at (866) 622-6372 or visit the company’s website at http://www.recall.philips.com/en_us.html to receive instructions on how to receive a free replacement lamp.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.