Philips recalls compact fluorescent bulbs

Philips Lighting Company of Somerset, NJ has recalled about 1.86 million compact fluorescent dimmable reflector lamps manufactured in Mexico and Poland.

According to the company, the glue that attaches the glass outer envelope or globe to the body of the lamp can fail, allowing the glass outer envelope to fall and strike people and objects below, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Philips has received 700 separate reports of lamps where the glue failed and the glass outer envelope fell, including two reports of minor injuries and three reports of minor property damage.

The recalled compact fluorescent lamps were sold at grocery stores and home centers nationwide, through online retailers and professional electrical distributors from March 2007 through July 2011 for between $11 and $24.

Read additional details about the recall of compact fluorescent dimmable reflector lamps.