LED Lamp Recalls

In August, Philips issued a voluntary recall of certain of its Endura 12W A19 and Ambient 12.5W A19 LED dimmable lamps. The lamps in question were isolated to a global batch of 99,000 that were produced in November 2012. 



  Philips' first-generation A19 LED replacement lamp.

Philips' first-generation A19 LED replacement lamp.

The company took the steps after two European customers experienced shocks during installation due to a possible improperly fit lead wire in the lamp’s housing.

Lamp recalls in the lighting industry are nothing new. As two recent LED lamp recalls show, technology hiccups are to be expected and manufacturers are taking the responsible steps to address the issue.

Philips has three A19-style LED replacement lamps on the market. The lamps in question have a yellow cap and have since been replaced with a white-capped version as the company moves away from remote phosphor technology. Full details for this recall can be found on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website as well as Philips’ website.

Lamp recalls are nothing new. In March, Lighting Science Group issued a recall of 554,000 6W, 8W, and 9W A19, G25, and R20/PAR20 lamps that had been sold under the brand names Definity (Lighting Science Group brand), EcoSmart (Home Depot brand), Sylvania, and Westinghouse, the hazard being possible overheating leading to fire.

Full details for this recall can be found on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety