A batch of light bulbs have been recalled due to a ‘serious’ manufacturing error which has led to a risk of electric shock.
Megaman 4w Incada-LED Candle B22 bulbs with the batch number 14W41 have been recalled by the manufacturer after it was revealed that when used in a class II fitting, there is a risk of customers receiving an electric shock.
If used in a class I fitting - assuming the fitting has been correctly installed - the faulty bulbs will simply cause the circuit breaker to trip or the fuse to blow.
A statement from the manufacturer read: “It has only just come to our attention that there is a serious fault with batch number 14W41 which in a few cases can result in a live bayonet cap which will, in a correctly installed earthed class I fitting, simply cause the circuit breaker to trip or fuse to blow with minimal risk. However, in class II fittings without earth a live cap results in a risk of electric shock.
“It is important to note that this only affects very few lamps in the indicated batch number; rest assured all other batches are unaffected.
“If you have sold these lamps and have record of where they have gone, please endeavour to contact your customer with all of this information or display this communication on your trade counter.
“Please follow the below instructions overleaf to firstly ascertain if you have stock of this batch of lamps and secondly what process to follow if you do.”
In the statement, which was released on the trading standards website, the manufacturer also offered this advice on identifying whether you have one of the affected bulbs: “If the lamp is installed, you must isolate the mains / turn the power off, before removing the lamp. The batch code can be found printed on the base of the lamp: 14W41.
“The batch number can be found on the base of the lamp, indicated below, in small grey font. You cannot see the batch number on the packaging so you will need to remove it from the box. The batch number consists of a number followed by ‘W’ and another number. The batch you are looking for is 14W41. All other batches are OK.”
To arrange pick up and for a full refund plus a replacement bulb call 01707 386 000.