About 87,000 Halide Lamps have been recalled by Philips Lighting North America Corp., of Somerset, N.J. The outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing a burn and laceration hazard. This recall involves the Philips Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps model CDM330. They are designed as energy efficient replacements for traditional 400W quartz metal halide lamps installed in magnetic ballasts and intended for use in high-ceiling industrial, retail and commercial applications. 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). Each lamp includes an etching, loca 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). The firm has received two reports of lamps shattering. No injuries have been reported.
The lamps were sold at electrical supply distributors from May 2011 through June 2012 for about $40. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips for a free replacement. Contact Philips Lighting toll-free at 866-253-5503 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.philips.com and click on “For Professionals” and then “Recalls” for more information. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Philips-Lighting-Recalls-Metal-Halide-Lamps.
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