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Aug112011

Philips Recalling 1.86 Million Light Bulbs over Laceration Risk

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(WASHINGTON) -- Philips Lighting announced Thursday that it is recalling 1.86 million light bulbs after receiving 700 reports of a faulty glue attachment on the products' body, which could pose a laceration risk to consumers.

The recall affects the company's EnergySaver -- also known as Marathon or Marathon Classic -- compact fluorescent dimmable reflector lamps made between March 2007 and May 2010.  The models that could put consumers at risk are R30, R40, and PAR 38.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the glue that keeps the glass globe attached to the body of the lamp on these models can fail, allowing the globe to fall and shatter.

So far, two minor injuries have been reported as a result.  Three instances of minor property damage have also occurred.

Consumers can locate the model numbers and date codes on the white ceramic portion at the base of the light bulbs.  Those with an affected product are advised to immediately cease its use and contact Philips for a replacement.

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