The recall affects 8,100 150W MasterColor CDM ED17 Protected lamps made between November 2012 and March 2013, and a further 105 in Canada.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said: ‘The internal wiring can arc causing the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter. This poses fire and laceration hazards.’
Philips said: ‘Philips has identified a safety problem which affects a limited number of metal halide lamps sold through the period of November 2012 to April 2013. As a result, Philips is voluntarily recalling the metal halide lamp in the United States. We advise customers to immediately stop using the lamp and contact Philips for a full refund and replacement. Philips is committed to providing products of the utmost quality and safety to its consumers.'
Details of the recall can be found at the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.