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HID LED Lamps Recalled for Risk of Detachment From Base




Four reports of lamps separating from the lamp base, posing an impact hazard, has prompted GE Lighting to recall 35,000 high-intensity LED replacement lamps.

No injuries or property damage have yet been reported, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall number 16-120 issued on March 16, 2016.

The affected lamps were sold between September and December 2015. "The lamps are 5 1/2 inches in diameter by 11 1/2 inches long and weigh about 3 pounds," according to the recall notice. "The lamps were sold in a blue and white carton with 'ED37/EX39 base' on the front and 'PC:21259' on the back above the bar code. Recalled lamps have the GE logo and the following information on the white plastic base of the lamp: LED165/M400/740, 165W, 4000K, 20000 Lumens, China and date code K213 or K245."

For a free repair kit, facility managers can contact GE Lighting at 800-338-4999 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, email lightingconcerns@ge.com, or online at www.gelighting.com and click on Product Recall.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine, naomi.millan@tradepress.com.

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