By Anthony Capkun
July 16, 2014 – Halco Lighting Technologies is voluntarily recalling 14 ProLED bulb models used in recessed lights, as outdoor security lighting and in retail displays, as they can overheat and fall onto people below, posing impact and burn hazards.
The firm has received reports of five incidents of the LED bulbs separating from the socket. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves about 9500 units sold through lighting retailers and distributors across the U.S. from June 2009 through March 2014 for between $20 and $100. (It is unknown how many, if any, made it into Canada). The bulbs were manufactured in China.
The silver bulbs have a metal cone-shaped housing, either 14W or 18W, and have clusters of 6 to 16 LEDs. “ProLED” is printed on a label on the plastic housing of the bulb along with model numbers, product names and date codes. The PAR30 bulbs measure about 4.75 x 3.75 in. The PAR38 bulbs measure about 4.75 x 4.75 in.
SEE CHART for models included in the recall.
Consumers should stop using the recalled LED bulbs, remove them from the fixture and contact Halco for free replacements. Visit www.halcolighting.com and click on LED Bulb Recall for more information.
— Photos courtesy CPSC.