Philips is recalling hundreds of thousands of light bulbs because of concerns the bulbs can shatter and cause cuts and burns.
The company has received 13 reports of the lens of the bulb shattering, including several reports of property damage and two laceration injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall covers 370,000 halogen Philips 60W PAR 16 120V bulbs made in China from November 2013 – March 2015.
The bulbs were sold at Home Depot, Amazon.com, and other stores, according to the CPSC.
Here’s how you can see if your bulb is covered by the recall:
- Check the bulb glass
- Affected products will be painted “PHILIPS Halogena PAR 16,” “China,” and “60W/120/V.”
- The bulb will also include a date code. Affected date codes include:
- 2013: 3L, 3M
- 2014: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4M
- 2015: 5A, 5B, 5C
You should immediately stop using these recalled light bulbs and return them to Philips for free replacement bulbs.
Contact Philips to request packaging materials and instructions for returning the bulbs: