Recalled: Philips Lightbulbs

Philips recently announced the recall of approximately 1.86 million of its EnergySaver and Marathon Compact Flourescent Dimmable Reflector Flood Lamp Lightbulbs due to a potential laceration risk. The glue used to hold together the inner and outer parts of the lamp can fail, causing the outer part to fall and hit people or objects below, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Recalled products include:

  • Philips EnergySaver, aka Marathon and Marathon Classic Compact Flourescent dimmable reflector lamps  models R30, R40 and PAR 38 manufactured March 2007-May 2010.
  • UPC numbers of the lamps affected by the recall include:
Product DescriptionModel NumberUPC
EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic)
Dimmable R30 Reflector Flood
EL/A R30 Dim 16w46677 13 7076 and
46677 15 0419
EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic)
Dimmable R40 Reflector Flood
EL/A R40 Dim 20w46677 13 7083 and
46677 15 0426
EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic)
Dimmable Par38 Reflector Flood
EL/A Par38 Dim 20w46677 14 6443 and
46677 15 0433

 

The date codes of the recalled products, from March 2007 to May 2010 are as follows:

Date Code on ProductMonth and Date of Production
C7 to M7March to December 2007
A8 to M8January to December 2008
A9 to D9January to April 2009
0916 to 0953April to December 2009
1001 to 1022January to May 2010

The recalled products were sold at grocery and home stores nationwide, through online retailers, and also through professional electrical distributors from March 2007 to July 2011, for $11-$24. There have been 700 reports of lamps where the glue failed, causing the outer glass envelope to fall. So far, there have been two reports of minor injury, and three reports of minor damage to property.

Consumers should stop using the products immediately, and contact the manufacturer for information on how to receive a free replacement lamp.

For additional information, consumers can contact Philips , at (866) 622-6372 9-5 ET M-F, or visit their website at www.recall.philips.com/en_us

 

Recalled: Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casserole Dishes

Macy's recently announced the recall of nearly 1 million (960,000) of its Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles due to a failure in the enamel coating, which can crack or break during use, causing the enamel to crack or fly off of the dish as a projectile, posing laceration or burning risks to the consumer. Recalled products include:

  • Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles in 7 quart, 5.5 quart, 2.75 quart sizes
  • With the following exterior enamel finishes: red, cobalt blue, sand, green, blue, white, mustard, brown, and teal--all with cream colored interior finishes
  • The casseroles are embossed with "Martha Stewart Collection" on the bottom, and on the lid handle

The recalled products were sold in Macy's stores, and AAFES, MCX, and NEX locations nationwide, and also on macys.com from June 2007 to June 2011, for between $25-$170. There have been two reports of the enamel cracking and flying off of the casseroles during use. So far no injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled items, and return them to a Macy's store for a full refund. For more information, consumers can contact Macy's at (888) 257-5949 10-10, or visit their website at www.macys.com

What to Do if You Were Injured or Affected by a Recalled Product

If you or a loved one has been injured or otherwise harmed as a result of any of these recalls, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, medical bills, or other expenses or damages.

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