GE Lighting Recalls High-Intensity LED Replacement Lamps Due to Impact Hazard

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/GE-Lighting-Recalls-High-Intensity-LED-Replacement-Lamps/

Recall Date: March 16, 2016
Recall Number: 16-120

Recall Summary:

Name of Product: High-intensity LED lamps

Hazard: The lamp can separate from its base and fall onto consumers below, posing an impact hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately contact GE Lighting for a free repair kit and installation guide.


Recall Details

Units: About 35,000 (in addition, about 500 were sold in Mexico)

Description: This recall involves GE Lighting high intensity discharge (HID) LED lamps. The lamps are used in lighting fixtures for warehouses, schools and gymnasiums. The lamps are 5 1/2 inches in diameter by 11 1/2 inches long and weigh about 3 pounds. 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.


Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the lamp separating from the lamp base. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold at: GE Lighting authorized dealers and electrical distributors nationwide, including Crescent Electric Supply Company, Graybar and W.W. Grainger Industrial Supply from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $250 and $300.


Importer: GE Lighting, of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufactured in: China

Note: PROFECO press release is available here:
www.profeco.gob.mx/Verificacion/alertas_nvo.asp.


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Media Contacts

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GE Lighting Media Contact:

Megan Lavelle, PR & Communications Manager
Phone: 216-266-9702

Consumer Contact Information

Please contact GE Lighting at 1-800-338-4999
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET,
or send an email to lightingconcerns@ge.com.