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Recall of the Week: Halco ProLED bulbs due injury and burn hazards

ProLED PAR30Items80643etcLARGEHalco Lighting Technologies is recalling about 9,500 ProLED bulbs.

The LED bulbs can overheat and fall on consumers below, posing impact and burn hazards, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The firm has received reports of five incidents of the LED bulbs separating from the socket.No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves 14 Halco LED bulb models used in recessed lights, as outdoor security lighting, and in retail displays.

The bulbs have a metal cone-shaped housing, are silver in color, are either 14 or 18 watts, and have clusters of six to 16 LEDs. “ProLED” is printed on a label on the plastic housing of the bulb along with model numbers, product names, and date codes.

The PAR30 bulbs measure 4.75-inches long and 3.75-inches wide. The PAR38 bulbs are 4.75 inches by 4.75 inches.

Check this list for the models are included in the recall.

The LED bulbs were sold at lighting retailers and distributors nationwide from June 2009 through March 2014 for between $20 and $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED bulbs, remove the bulbs from the fixture, and contact Halco for free replacement LED bulbs, the company and commission advise.

For more information, call Halco at 844-277-0177 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.halcolighting.com and click on LED Bulb Recall.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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