By Renée Francoeur
May 27, 2016 – Philips Lighting has issued a recall for its Philips Energy Advantage ceramic metal halide lamps, model CDM330. They are designed as energy efficient replacements for traditional 400W quartz MH lamps installed in magnetic ballasts and intended for use in high-ceiling industrial, retail and commercial applications.
The outer bulbs can shatter, the company says, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing a burn and laceration hazard.
The lamps were sold in both clear and coated versions. Each lamp includes an etching, located either at the base of the lamp or on the ovoid of the lamps, that displays the relevant date code, along with Philips’ name, wattage (330W) and the model (CDM330).
Affected lamps (about 87,000, according to Philips) can be identified with one of the following date codes:
1E – May 2011
1F – June 2011
1G – July 2011
1H – August 2011
1J – September 2011
1K – October 2011
1L – November 2011
1M – December 2011
Philips says its receieved two reports of lamps shattering but no injuries have been reported.
The lamps were sold at electrical supply distributors from May 2011 through June 2012 for about $40 US.
Contact the company at 866-253-5503 or email@example.com for a free replacement.