Philips Lighting Recalls EnergySaver and Marathon Compact Fluorescent Dimmable Reflector Flood Lamps...

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



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WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC
PR WIRE/ — 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.

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Name of Product: EnergySaver
a/k/a/ Marathon or Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent Dimmable
Reflector lamps

Units: About 1.86 million

Manufacturer: Philips Lighting
Company of Somerset, N.J.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: Philips 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.

Description: 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.

The affected products also have dates
codes from March 2007 through May 2010 as follows:


 
 


Date Code on Product


Month and Date of Production

 


C7 to M7


March to December 2007

 


A8 to M8


January to December 2008

 


A9 to D9


January to April 2009

 


0916 to 0953


April to December 2009

 


1001 to 1022


January to May 2010

 


 
 
   

 

Date codes are located on the lamps
themselves, either stamped into the metal gold base of the lamp or in
the white ceramic area with other product information.

Sold at: Grocery and home center
stores nationwide, online retailers, and professional electrical
distributors from March 2007 through July 2011, for between $11 and $24.

Manufactured in: Mexico and
Poland.

Remedy: Consumers should
immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips to receive
instructions on how to receive a free replacement lamp.

Consumer Contact: For additional
information, contact Philips toll-free at (866) 622-6372 between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at
www.recall.philips.com/en_us.html

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 622-6372

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


SOURCE  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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