Potential Fire Hazard Forces Philips Recall of 8,100 Metal Halide Light Bulbs

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on June 25, 2013

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Philips Lighting Company has recalled around 8,100 Metal Halide light bulbs due to a flaw in the internal wiring that can set the lamp ablaze or shatter the glass. No injuries or property damage related to the product have been reported.

The Metal Halide Lamp is about five inches long and can be identified by its egg-like shape, transparent glass, medium base, and protective cardboard sleeve marked by a Philips logo. Other identifiers include stamps and other marks, which can be found on the lamp and are demarcated by labels including:

  • Philips
  • 150W
  • ALTO M142/0
  • Hg
  • USA 3A-1
  • MHC150/U/MP/4K
  • MasterColor
  • Ceramic Metal Halide ED-17 Protected
  • Hg – Lamp Contains Mercury
  • MHC150/MP/4K ALTO
  • 46677 37724

The product was sold from November 2012 to April 2013 primarily to industrial and commercial property owners. They were installed in retail businesses and recreational facilities.

Anyone who is using the Philips Metal Halide Lamps should cease use immediately. Philips will provide full refunds or replacements to customers. Professional distributors will receive credit for all defective lamps in their inventory along with replacements free of charge.

Product defects can produce dire results for consumers and cost them greatly when it comes to their health and finances. If you have suffered any damages due to a defective product, call the New Jersey defective product lawyers of Blume Forte at (973) 635-5400, to learn more about whether you may have the ability to seek compensation for your losses.

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