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"Recall Alerts"

03-20-2013

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard


(1) LED LIGHT BULBS RECALLED BY LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: LED Light Bulbs

Hazard: The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact: Lighting Science Group toll free at (855) 574-2533 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.lsgc.com/recall

Recall Details

Units: About 554,000

Description: The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- 8- and 9-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

L5310

L0111

L0211

L0311

L0411

L0511

L0611

L0711

L0811

L0911

L1011

L1111

Incidents/Injuries: Lighting Science Group 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.

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

Sold at: Various retailers including hardware and lighting and electrical supply stores.

Importer: Lighting Science Group Corporation, of Satellite Beach, Fla.

Manufacturer: Citizen Electronics and Lighting Science Group

Manufactured in: China (with a small number of products having final assembly in Florida or Mexico)

To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LED-Light-Bulbs-Recalled-by-Lighting-Science-Group/















DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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