Safety recall of 1.8 million CFL's
Philips Lighting voluntarily recalls 1.86 million CFL flood lamps. The CPSC website says these product names are involved: "Name of Product: EnergySaver a/k/a/Marathon or Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent Dimmable Reflector lamps."
The hazard is described this way: "Hazard: The glue that attaches the glass outer envelope or globe to the body of the lamp can fail allowing the glass outer envelope to fall and strike persons and objects below, posing a laceration hazard to consumers."
Injuries have been reported: "Incidents/Injuries: Philips has received 700 reports of lamps where the glue failed and the glass outer envelope fell, including two reports of minor injury and three reports of minor property damage."
Link to the CPSC webpage recall announcement: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11302.html
Interested parties can search for applicable serial numbers and take needed precautions.
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