Laceration and Fire Risks Prompt Recall of 8,100 Philips Lamps

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8,100 metal halide lamps are being recalled by the Bath, New York-based Philips Lighting Company.  The 150-watt, egg-shaped lamps could have internal wiring that’s in danger of arcing, a condition which might lead the lamp to shatter or spark a blaze.  Although no incidents involving property damage or a fire have been reported at this time, one instance where the lamp was damaged due to the aforementioned failure has come to the firm’s notice.  The lamps, which were available from wholesalers around the country between this past November and April, can typically be found in recreational centers and stores.  The lamps should not be used.  Philips is instead offering free replacements and installations to affected parties.

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