PhotoLighting Science Group of Satellite Beach, FL, is recalling about 554,000 LED light bulbs.

The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard. The company says it is aware of 68 incidents of product failures -- eight of which were accompanied by visible smoke or fire conditions. The incidents include damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, burned rugs/carpet/ floors, damage to a circuit and to a lamp. There have been no reports of personal injuries.

The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- or 8-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40- or 50-watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed. The date code reflects the week and year of manufacture; for example date code L4010 was produced during the 40th week of 2010. The date codes listed below may have the letters “CH” or “MX” at the end. For example, date code L4010 can also appear as L4010CH or L4010MX. The date codes are: 

L4010

L4110

L4210

L4310

L4410

L4510

L4610

L4710

L4810

L4910

L5010

L5110

L5210

L0111

L0211

L0311

L0411

L0511

L0611

L0711

L0811

L0911

L1011

L1111

The bulbs, manufactured in China (with a small number of products having final assembly in Florida or Mexico) were sold at Various retailers including hardware and lighting and electrical supply stores.

Consumers should immediately remove the bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Light Science Group for replacement bulbs.

Consumers may contact Lighting Science Group toll free at (855) 574-2533 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.


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