Recalled LED bulbs.


  #1  
Old 12-16-14, 11:32 PM
Justin Smith's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cressona, Pa, USA
Posts: 2,272
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Recalled LED bulbs.

Could someone please add this to the recall thread?

LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard | CPSC.gov
 
  #2  
Old 12-17-14, 12:32 AM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 64,605
Received 3,885 Upvotes on 3,482 Posts
Thanks for the notice Justin. A copy is in the recall notice area.

This is a another biggie. Over 1/2 million bulbs included in recall.
 
  #3  
Old 12-17-14, 03:07 AM
F
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wet side of Washington state.
Posts: 16,321
Received 38 Upvotes on 30 Posts
Who keeps the package for a light bulb after they install it?
 
  #4  
Old 12-17-14, 03:46 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 36,607
Upvotes: 0
Received 9 Upvotes on 8 Posts
Furd, you won't believe this, but after seeing this recall, I went to the cabinet where I store bulbs, and found 4 similar bulbs, still in packaging WITH the receipt Luckily mine were from Feit Electric and didn't carry any of the monikers of the ones in the recall. Odd that the receipt would still be in the bag.
 
  #5  
Old 12-17-14, 09:10 AM
CasualJoe's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 9,870
Received 185 Upvotes on 166 Posts
The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- 8- and 9-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40 or 50 watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse.
Isn't the EcoSmart brand name sold at Home Depot? I know Westinghouse is the old Angelo Brothers and is sold at a lot of supply houses. I know Lowes sells Utilitech (made by Feit) and Osram (which is Sylvania). It gets pretty confusing when large companies sell the right to use their name to smaller companies.

I see the same recall linked back to the CPSC on the Home Depot website.

LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard
View Complete Recall Details
http://www.homedepot.com/c/Product_Recalls

And so does Lowes.

LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard
http://www.lowes.com/cd_Recalls+and+...atalogId=10051
 
  #6  
Old 12-17-14, 10:05 AM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 64,605
Received 3,885 Upvotes on 3,482 Posts
I don't think a store receipt is required for return. Take the bulb out and check the neck for a matching date code.
 
  #7  
Old 12-17-14, 11:02 PM
F
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wet side of Washington state.
Posts: 16,321
Received 38 Upvotes on 30 Posts
Furd, you won't believe this,...
Oh, I totally believe that, it AFTER you put the bulb in service do you then save the sleeve/box in the cabinet with the new bulbs?

I have two Lights of America LED floods in recessed ceiling cans as well as a dimmable GE labeled bulb in one of my kitchen recessed ceiling cans. I DO have the blister pack the GE bulb came in, mostly because I was concerned about the bulb blowing in a relatively short time due to the dimmer installed. The LoA bulbs I tossed the packaging right after installing the bulbs.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: