About 554,000 LED Light Bulbs have been recalled by importer Lighting Science Group Corporation, of Satellite Beach, Fla., and manufacturer Citizen Electronics and Lighting Science Group. The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard. The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- or 8-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40- or 50-watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed. The date code reflects the week and year of manufacture; for example date code L4010 was produced during the 40th week of 2010.
Lighting Science Group is aware of 68 incidents of product failures, eight of which were accompanied by visible smoke or fire conditions. The incidents include damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, burned rugs/carpet/ floors, damage to a circuit and to a lamp. There have been no reports of personal injuries. The bulbs were sold at various retailers including hardware and lighting and electrical supply stores.
Consumers should immediately remove the bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Light Science Group for replacement bulbs. Contact Lighting Science Group toll free at (855) 574-2533 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.lsgc.com/recall. Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LED-Light-Bulbs-Recalled-by -Lighting-Science-Group/.
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