Recall: Metal Halide Lamps Can Explode

  May 18, 2017

By Naomi Millán

Philips Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps have been recalled because the outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in a fire and laceration hazard. The company has received 12 additional reports of lamps shattering since an earlier recall in May 2016, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall number 17-100. The latest round of incidents included one fire.

The newly expanded recall affects 256,000 units, in addition to the 87,000 units previously recalled. The affected lamps are model CDM330 and were manufactured between May 2011 and March 2014. The 330W lamps were sold in clear and coated versions, as direct replacements for 400W quartz metal halide in magnetic ballast high-bay luminaires.

Facility managers affected by the recall are asked to contact the company for a free replacement. Philips Lighting can be reached at 866-253-5503, ceramicmh@philips.com, or online at www.philips.com. Click on “For Professionals” and then “Recalls” for more information.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine, naomi.millan@tradepress.com. Go here for other recent recall notices.


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