Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls LED Light Bulbs

Certain LED light bulbs imported by Lighting Science Group were recently recalled because the bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.  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.  Lighting Science Group is aware of 68 incidents of product failures.  There have been no reports of personal injuries, according to information listed on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Store maintenance and loss prevention teams should send bulletins to stores that may be using recalled products.  A robust plan to monitor, track, and alert stores to recalled products is a valuable way to minimize risk.

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(Post by Josh Rockwell, an associate at Perez & Morris, LLC. Josh’s practice focuses on retail risk management issues, property loss recovery, and cargo/transport issues. Josh manages cases nationwide.)

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