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LED light bulbs recalled due to fire hazard

(Source: CPSC) (Source: CPSC)
(Source: CPSC) (Source: CPSC)
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A brand of LED light bulbs has been recalled due to a fire hazard.

The Lighting Science Group has recalled the bulbs because they could overheat during use posing a fire hazard.

The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- 8- and 9-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. The date codes listed below may have the letters "CH " or "MX " at the end. For example, date code L4010 can also appear as L4010CH or L4010MX.

Several retailers and hardware stores sell the bulbs.

The bulbs were manufactured in China with a small number of products having final assembly in Florida or Mexico.

The 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.

Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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