Philips recalls halogen bulbs over burn hazard

Philips is recalling halogen bulbs sold at Home Depot and on Amazon.com because the lens can shatter and pose a laceration and burn hazard.

The recall involves Philips 60W PAR 16 120V halogen bulbs manufactured from November 2013 to March 2015, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Date codes that represent the month and year of production are painted on the bulb glass along with “PHILIPS Halogena PAR 16,” “China” and “60W/120/V.”

Philips has received 13 reports of the lens of the bulb shattering, including five reports of property damage totaling about $700, and two laceration injuries.

Consumers should immediately stop using the bulbs and remove them from any fixtures. Philips will provide free replacement bulbs.

To request packaging materials and instructions for returns, contact Philips at 800-239-6587 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, email at halogenlamp@philips.com, or go to www.philips.com/recall.

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