Some of the light bulbs placed in homes and businesses could be under a mass recall.
Lighting Science Group Corporation has recalled a batch of LED bulbs because they can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.
They're recalling about 554,000 bulbs sold by brands Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse.
The bulbs were sold at various retailers including hardware, lighting and electrical supply stores. The 120-volt bulbs were sold as 6 or 8-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40 or 50-watts).
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
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, carpets and floors, damage to a circuit and to a lamp.
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