By Alyssa Dalton
August 28, 2013 – CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) has notified the public of Philips Lighting’s recall of Endura and Ambient LED light bulbs, in which a lead wire in the bulb’s housing can have an improper fitting and electrify the entire lamp, posing a shock hazard.
This recall involves about 99,000 Endura 12W and Ambient 12.5W LED dimmable light bulbs. It is not known how many, if any, made their way into Canada.
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 gray plastic band on the neck of the 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 affected bulbs were sold at Home Depot, grocery and home centre stores nationwide, online retailers, including Amazon.com and electrical distributors between October 2012 and May 2013.
Questions can be directed to Philips Lighting Co. at (800) 295-5147 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.recall.philips.com, choose United States/English and click on the Endura and Ambient LED bulb recall for more information or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Images courtesy CPSC.