By Anthony Capkun
June 6, 2013 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tells us Philips is recalling certain metal halide lamps due to fire, laceration hazards. Specifically, the internal wiring can arc, causing the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter.
Philips has received one report of a failure that damaged a lamp. The company has received no reports of injury or property damage.
The recall involves about 8100 units manufactured in the States, and sold for about $20 through professional electrical wholesale supply distributors for use by industrial and commercial property owners from November 2012 to April 2013.
The recalled items are egg-shaped, clear glass, 150W industrial metal halide lamps. They are about 5-in. long and have a medium base. Recalled lamps were manufactured between November 2012 and March 2013.
are stamped on the lamp. Each lamp comes in a protective cardboard sleeve. The Philips logo appears at the top of the protective sleeve on all sides.
Ceramic Metal Halide ED-17 Protected
Hg – Lamp Contains Mercury
are on the side of the sleeve.
MHC150/U/MP/4K ALTO and Universal Product Code (UPC) 46677 37724 are on a label on the side of the sleeve.
Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact Philips for a full refund or a replacement. Philips will issue a refund as a credit to all distributors with recalled lamps in their inventories and will replace recalled lamps that have been installed at no cost to the consumer. Consumers should contact Philips Lighting at (800) 372-3331 from 0700 to 1700 CT Monday through Friday, via e-mail email@example.com , or online at www.philips.com/recall.
Photos courtesy CPSC.