LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard PR Newswire WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Recall Summary Name of product: LED Light Bulbs Hazard: The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Light Science Group for replacement bulbs. 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 www.lsgc.com/recall. Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LED-Light-Bulbs-Recalled-by -Lighting-Science-Group/. Recall Details Units: About 554,000 Description: The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- or 8-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 40^th 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. 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) CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters. Recall Number: 13-142D SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard
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