Falling Glass Prompts Recall of 1.86 Million Philips Light Bulbs

The world’s largest maker of lighting products is recalling 1.86 million light bulbs after receiving over 700 reports of the glass globes falling after the glue that attaches the globes to the bulb body failed, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. So far, there have been two reported injuries and three incidents of property damage. The recall involves EnergySaver, Marathon or Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent Dimmable Reflector lamps, models R30, R40 and PAR 38. The faulty bulbs were manufactured from March 2007 to May 2010 by Philips Lighting Co. and were sold nationwide. Consumers should stop using the affected bulbs immediately.