It's not every day a light bulb is recalled, and certainly not by a quality brand like Philips. But Philips did recently recall about 370,000 halogen light bulbs due to concerns that heat from the lamp could cause the lens to shatter, or to fall out and shatter.
Fortunately this recall only affects three products, all of which are 60 watt PAR16 120V halogen bulbs. Information on the bulb would include "PHILIPS Halogena PAR16" along with "China," and the specifications "60W/120V." It would also include a code for the date of manufacture, representing bulbs made from November 2013 to March 2015, as Philips has since rectified the problem. The date codes include:
4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4M
5A, 5B, 5C
The part numbers involved in this recall:
BC60PAR16/EV/FL 120V 6/1
Lighting Supply has only sold ONE of these bulbs. If you have purchased the following part number from Lighting Supply, please contact us with questions and for replacement light bulbs:
60PAR16/HAL/FL27 120V (UPC 046677330064)
As always, we are here to support our customers and want to make this as seamless a replacement process as possible. Please call us at 877.231.2852 for help. Do note that we can only assist those who have purchased this product directly from us. Thank you!