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LED Light Bulbs Could Be A Shock Hazard

Consumers have been advised to stop using Philips' Endura and Ambient LED dimmable light bulbs unless otherwise instructed
Although no injuries have been reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Philips' Endura and Ambient LED dimmable light bulbs.

The main issue is that a lead wire in the bulb's housing can have an improper fitting, which can electrify the entire lamp and pose a shock hazard.

Consumers have been recommended to immediately stop using the recalled LED bulbs, unplug the fixture, remove the bulb and contact Philips for free replacement bulbs.

Philips Lighting can be contacted on (800) 295-5147 between 9am and 5pm ET from Monday to Friday and can also be reached online at www.recall.philips.com.

So far the units related to is about 99,000.

This recall involves Endura 12-watt and Ambient 12.5-watt LED dimmable light bulbs. The bulbs are orange in colour and have "MADE IN CHINA," "Fabrique in Chine" followed by a slanted "S," and the model number 9290001829 printed on the grey plastic band on the neck of the bulbs.



Image depicting EnduraLED and Ambient LED dimmable light bulbs

The date codes, 2L for the Endura bulbs and 2K or 2L for the Ambient bulbs, are printed on the metal screw base. The bulbs give off a white light and are used indoors to replace incandescent bulbs. The following chart outlines the recall details:

      



The bulbs have been sold at Home Depot, grocery and home centre stores nationwide, online retailers, including Amazon.com and through electrical distributors between October 2012 and May 2013 for between $15 and $30.

The U.S.CPSC works to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals.



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