The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of approximately 554,000 Lighting Science LED light bulbs which can overheat, creating a fire and burn injury hazard.
The recalled 8 or 6 watt light bulbs were sold under the brand names EcoSmart, Westinghouse, Definity, and Sylvania. The recalled model numbers include G25, R20/PAR20, and A19 on the light-colored circular neck just above the bulb base as well as on the packaging. The date code is also printed on the light-colored circular neck. The date codes included in this recall may be found on the CPSC product recall page here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LED-Light-Bulbs-Recalled-by-Lighting-Science-Group .
There have been 68 reported incidents of light bulb failures, eight of which resulted in visible smoke or fire conditions. There have been no reports of injury as of yet, however, these incidents caused damage to light sockets, burned floors/rugs/carpet, melted fixtures, and caused damage to a lamp as well as a circuit.
If you own these defective light bulbs, remove them from sockets and lamps immediately and call Lighting Science Group at (855) 574-2533 for replacement bulbs.
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