LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard
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
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
Photos are available at:
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
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
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