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LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard

March 19, 2013

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcing a recall of certain Lighting Science Group LED light bulbs sold under Sylvania, Westinghouse, Definity and EcoSmart names. Specific date codes are for the recalled product are listed on the CPSC website. More than a half a million energy-saving LED light bulbs are being recalled after failure reports involving fire, smoke, and lighting-fixture damage according to the CPSC. CPSC reported receiving 68 malfunction reports involving the six-, eight- and nine-watt light bulbs imported from China by Lighting Science Group and sold under the Sylvania, Westinghouse, Definity and EcoSmart names. All recalled bulbs have four-digit date codes above the bulb base, ending in 10 or 11, indicating they were made in 2010 or 2011.

This recall presents a potential avenue of recovery about which subrogation professionals should be aware when evaluating losses.