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Safety alert: LED light bulbs recalled

LED light bulb could cause electric shock

Crompton LED light bulb recall

Recalled: Crompton Lamps dimmable LED light bulb

Crompton Lamps has recalled one of its dimmable LED light bulbs over concerns it could cause an electric shock.

The recall has been issued for the LED Dimmable GLS Opal 14Q Warm White ES-E27 due to a faulty wire in the lamp’s housing. This fault could leave users at risk from an electric shock.

The bulbs have been available in the UK since October 2014. Anyone with this bulb should stop using it immediately. 

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Are your light bulbs affected?  

The affected bulbs are white in colour and have a plastic diffuser and metal bayonet casing. The model number is stamped on the rim of the lamp’s casing.

The recall affects model LGES14WW-DIM and batch 3214 – shown as ‘Product Name’ and ‘Date Code’ on the image below. You can use this information to check whether you’re using this bulb at home.

Crompton Lamps Recall

What to do if you own this light bulb

If you do have this light bulb in your home you should stop using it immediately.

Crompton Lamps has advised users to isolate the main power supply and remove the lamp. For more information, call Crompton Lamps on 01274 657 089 (or 0845 612 8151), or send an email to lamps@cromptonlamps.com.

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