Philips Lighting Recalls Lightolier Glass Lenses Due to Laceration Hazard

  Philips Lighting Recalls Lightolier Glass Lenses Due to Laceration Hazard

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WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014

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using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Philips "Lightolier" brand AF4SY Decorative Glass Lens

Hazard: The decorative glass lens can shatter and result in falling pieces of
glass, posing a risk of laceration to the consumer.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Philips Lighting North America Corporation at (800) 475-9840
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at
glassaccessory@philips.com, or online at www.philips.com/recall and click on
the drop down "United States/English" for a photographic list of all
compatible light fixtures.

Photos available at
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Philiips-Lighting-Recalls-Lightolier-Glass-Lenses/

Recall Details

Units: About 7,500

Description: This recall involves Philips "Lightolier" brand AF4SY decorative
glass lenses used on various types of light fixtures. The clear glass lens,
used to "soften" light with an additional lens layer, is 4 ¾ inches in
diameter and 1/8 inch thick. The lenses were manufactured between January 2007
and December 2013. There are no markings on the product. The product number is
on the packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: Philips has received one report of the glass lens
breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the recalled glass lens and
contact Philips Lighting for a free replacement unit.

Sold by: Electrical wholesale distributors nationwide from February 2007
through December 2013 for between $25 and $50.

Manufacturer: Gray Glass Company, of Queens Village, NY

Manufactured in: USA

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