This expanded recall involves Philips Lighting Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps model CDM330 manufactured from May 2011 through March 2014. 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.
The lamps were sold in both clear and coated versions. Each lamp includes an etching, located either on the base of the lamp or the glass bulb that displays the date code in the format of a number followed by a letter representing the year and month, “Philips”, wattage (330W) and the model number (CDM330).
A full list of lamps by date codes included in the recall is available online.
Philips Lighting has received twelve new reports of lamps shattering including one incident involving a fire. No injuries have been reported.
The lamps were sold at electrical supply distributors, including Grainger, Rexel and Voss from May 2011 through August 2014 for about $40.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips Lighting 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: [email protected] Online: www.philips.com and click on “For Professionals” and then “Recalls” for more information.