Cuts, Property Damage Prompt Recall of Popular Halogen Lightbulbs September 2, 2015 Philips has recalled several popular halogen light bulbs over laceration and burn risks. If you have track lighting in your home or business, you may be using a popular halogen bulb that’s currently under recall. Netherlands-based Philips (formally known as Royal Philips) recently recalled its 60W PAR 16 120V halogen bulbs after receiving 13 separate reports of the bulb’s lenses shattering, posing laceration and burn risks. Of those reports, two involved laceration injuries and five involved property damage. The recall affects upward of 370,000 lightbulbs made between November 2013 and March 2015. Look for date codes representing the month and year of production, along with “PHILIPS Halogen PAR 16,” “China” and “60W/120/V” painted or printed on the bulb glass. Date codes to look for are: 2013: 3L and 3M 2014: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L and 4M 2015: 5A, 5B and 5C If you find that you own one of the recalled bulbs and have not suffered an injury or property damage, Philips officials and those with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission urge you to safely remove the bulb from its fixture and contact Philips. The company will send specialized packaging materials and instructions for returning the bulbs, as well as free replacement bulbs. If you have been hurt or your property damaged, however, keep the bulb intact and call Jacksonville’s Harrell and Harrell at 800-251-1111 to speak with an experienced product liability attorney.