Philips Lighting Expands Recall of Metal Halide Lamps Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards
This expanded recall involves Philips Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps model CDM330 manufactured from May 2011 through March 2014. They are designed as energy efficient replacements for traditional 400W quartz metal halide lamps installed in magnetic ballasts and intended for use in high-ceiling industrial, retail and commercial applications. The lamps were sold in both clear and coated versions. Each lamp includes an etching, located either on the base of the lamp or the glass bulb that displays the date code in the format of a number followed by a letter representing the year and month, “Philips”, wattage (330W) and the model number (CDM330). Lamps with the following date codes are included in the recall: May 2011 1E July 2012 2G September 2013 3J June 2011 1F August 2012 2H October 2013 3K July 2011 1G September 2012 2J November 2013 3L August 2011 1H October 2012 2K December 2013 3M September 2011 1J November 2012 2L January 2014 4A October 2011 1K December 2012 2M February 2014 4B November 2011 1L January 2013 3A March 2014 4C December 2011 1M February 2013 3B January 2012 2A March 2013 3C February 2012 2B April 2013 3D March 2012 2C May 2013 3E April 2012 2D June 2013 3F May 2012 2E July 2013 3G June 2012 2F August 2013 3H
Metal Halide LampsAbout 256,000 (in addition, about 87,000 were previously recalled on May 24, 2016).
Electrical supply distributors, including Grainger, Rexel and Voss from May 2011 through August 2014 for about $40.
Philips Lighting North America Corp., of Somerset, N.J.
Recall Date: Mar 1, 2017
The firm has received twelve new reports of lamps shattering including one incident involving a fire. No injuries have been reported.
Recall ID: 7990
Last Published: Mar 1, 2017
Official Site: Link
RecallMe Number: 17100
RecallMe Status: Announced