Lighting Science Group of Satellite Beach, FL has recalled more than half a million LED light bulbs manufactured in China.
The company has reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that the light bulbs can overheat, posting a burn and fire hazard to consumers. Lighting Science Group has received 68 separate reports of failures related to the recalled bulbs, including eight reports of bulbs emitting visible smoke or fire. The failures have resulted in damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, and burned rugs, carpets and floors. There have been no reports of injuries.
The recalled 120-volt LED lighting bulbs were manufactured in 2010 and 2011, and marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. They were sold through various retailers nationwide, including hardware, lighting and electrical supply stores.