Many consumers have switched to LED light bulbs in efforts to remain "green" and sustainable. But what happens when those eco-friendly options pose danger to the user? If you have tried to "go green" with your light bulbs in recent years, pay attention to this product recall.
Recently, Halco Lighting Technologies recalled about 9,500 units of their LED bulbs. The LED bulbs can overheat and fall onto individuals below, posing impact and burn hazards to consumers. Five incidents have been recorded involving the bulbs separating from the socket. Although no injuries have been reported, fourteen models in total are included in the recall.
Find out more about the models and recall here.
If you purchased a Halco LED light bulb between June 2009 and March 2014, you are instructed to immediately stop using the bulb and contact Halco for free replacement.
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