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HID LED Lamps Recalled for Risk of Detachment From Base

Naomi Millán April 7, 2016 - Lighting

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, or online at and click on Product Recall.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine,


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