Lighting Science Group recalls LEDs

Lighting Science Group has recalled its LED light bulbs, which can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should remove the bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Light Science Group for replacement bulbs.

The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- or 8-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40- or 50-watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed.

Lighting Science Group is aware of 68 incidents of product failures, eight of which included visible smoke or fire conditions. The incidents include damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, burned rugs/carpet/ floors, damage to a circuit and to a lamp.  There have been no reports of personal injuries.

The bulbs were sold at various retailers, including hardware and lighting and electrical supply stores.

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