By Renée Francoeur
February 1, 2016 – California-based distributor Lunera Lighting has recalled the Helen 13W GX23 LED lamps with date codes ranging from 1525 to 1552 as Health Canada reports that the lamps can overheat, causing the lens to dislodge, posing fire, burn and electric shock hazards.
The dimmable lamps are white and measure 6 in. long by 1.25 in. wide by 0.75 in. thick. The Lunera logo is printed on the front on the lamp at one end.
Model numbers include:
• HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3500-G3 and
These numbers appear on the back of the connector. The date code is stamped on the bottom of the connector.
Health Canada says it has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these lamps. Lunera Lighting says it has received 11 reports of lamps failing with an audible pop, followed by a foul odour, in some cases causing the lens of the lamp to dislodge. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Approximately 1000 units were sold in Canada, and 60,000 units were distributed in the United States from October to December 2015. The products were manufactured in China.
For more information, consumers can contact Lunera Lighting at 1-855-637-3089.