Philips Recalls Metal Halide Lamps

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Posted by Heidi Schwartz

These lamps are being recalled because the internal wiring can arc and cause the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter, thus causing a potential laceration hazards. Philips has received one report of a failure that damaged a lamp.

These lamps were sold at professional electrical wholesale supply distributors for use by industrial and commercial property owners from November 2012 to April 2013 for about $20. The lamps have been installed in retail stores and recreational facilities.

The recalled items are egg-shaped, clear glass, 150-watt industrial metal halide lamps. They are about five inches long and have a medium base.

Recalled lamps were manufactured between November 2012 and March 2013. “Philips,” “150W” “ALTO M142/0,” “Hg,” “USA 3A-1” and “MHC150/U/MP/4K” are stamped on the lamp.

Each lamp comes in a protective cardboard sleeve. The Philips logo appears at the top of the protective sleeve on all sides. “MasterColor,” “Ceramic Metal Halide ED-17 Protected,” “Hg – Lamp Contains Mercury” are on the side of the sleeve. “MHC150/U/MP/4K ALTO” and Universal Product Code (UPC) “46677 37724” are on a label on the side of the sleeve.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact Philips for a full refund or a replacement. Philips will replace recalled lamps that have been installed at no cost to the consumer.

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