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LED bulbs recalled due to fire hazard

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 1:41pm

A potential fire hazard has prompted the recall of more than half a million LED light bulbs.

The bulbs are sold under the brand names Definity, Ecosmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. We’re told the defective bulbs have the potential to separate and could pose a fire risk to persons and property.

So far more than 60 incidents of product failure have been reported.

The affected bulb models are A19, G25 and R20 (also known as PAR20) LED bulbs. The model type will appear alone or with one of the following prefixes: “ECS” referring to Ecosmart (a brand of Home Depot); “DFN” referring to Definity (a brand of LSG); “OSI” referring to Osram Sylvania; or “WHP” referring to Westinghouse.

The suspected bulbs are identified by a date code from October 2010 to March 2011. These codes can be found at the base of the bulb printed in the format “L4810”, which would indicate the 48th week of 2010 (i.e., Nov 29th, 2010).

For more information, call 1-855-574-2533 or click here.

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