Philips Lighting Recalls Metal Halide Lamps Due To Burn, Laceration Hazards

This recall involves the Philips Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps model CDM330. They are designed as energy efficient replacements for traditional 400W quartz metal halide lamps installed in magnetic ballasts and intended for use in high-ceiling industrial, retail, and commercial applications.

halide lampsThe lamps were sold in both clear and coated versions. Each lamp includes an etching, located either at the base of the lamp or on the ovoid of the lamps, that displays the relevant date code, along with Philips’ name, wattage (330W) and the model (CDM330).

Affected lamps can be identified with one of the following date codes:

Date Code Month/Year

1E May 2011
1F June 2011
1G July 2011
1H August 2011
1J September 2011
1K October 2011
1L November 2011
1M December 2011

halide lampsThe firm has received two reports of lamps shattering. No injuries have been reported.

The lamps were sold at electrical supply distributors from May 2011 through June 2012 for about $40. They were manufactured in the U.S. and distributed by Philips Lighting North America Corp., of Somerset, NJ.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips for a free replacement. By phone: toll-free at 866-253-5503 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Via email: Online: and click on “For Professionals” and then “Recalls” for more information.