The outer glass lens may shatter as a result of being exposed to the normal heat and pressure inside of these light bulbs, causing in pieces of glass falling from the ceiling. Additionally, the glue which attaches the glass lens to the body of the bulb can fail and cause the lens to fall and potentially shatter upon impact. Note also that the interior of the light bulb is hot, and thus, until the glass cools, the falling glass also presents a risk of burning. Accordingly, we have initiated a voluntary recall of the affected units in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”).
This recall only involves Philips Halogen 60W PAR16 120V lamps manufactured between November 2013 through March 2015 (date codes: 3L, 3M, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K 4L, 4M, 5A, 5B, 5C). All affected lamps are marked with “China” as their country of origin and “60W/120V” as the model.
Philips is committed to the well-being of its consumers and has decided to voluntarily recall the affected Halogen 60W PAR16 lamps and replace them.