LED Light Bulbs Recalled Due To Fire Hazard

A fire hazard is prompting the recall of nearly a half-million LED light bulbs.

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.

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 were accompanied by 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.

Consumers are asked to immediately remove the bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Lighting Science Group for replacements.

You can contact Lighting Science Group toll free at (855) 574-2533 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.lsgc.com/recall