By Anthony Capkun
October 22, 2014 – Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority is notifying you that Philips Lighting Canada has announced a voluntary recall of the EnduraLED, product code 409946 12A19/END/800LM/2700/120V DIM with manufacturing date code 2L.
Involving about 35,900 units in Canada, the identified hazard is a lead wire in the bulb’s housing that can have an improper fitting, which can electrify the entire lamp and pose a shock hazard. That said, no injuries or incidents have been reported to Philips Lighting Canada.
Specifically, the recall involves Philips EnduraLED 12W dimmable bulbs, which are Orange and have “Made in China”, “Fabrique en Chine” followed by a slanted “S” and the model number “9290001829” printed on the grey plastic band on the neck. The date code “2L” is printed on the metal screw base.
The products were sold since November 2012 by Philips Lighting Canada only to professional electrical wholesale supply distributors in Canada. They were manufactured in China.
Users should immediately stop using the affected product, unplug the fixture, remove the bulb and contact Philips Lighting Canada for free replacement bulbs. Philips will replace all affected units currently installed in end user applications at no cost to the user. Philips will issue replacements to all distributors with affected units in inventory.
Questions? Contact Philips by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Philips Lighting Canada at (800) 363-1464.
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