GE Lightstream low voltage halogen lamps

Product Type: 
Lamps
Product Manufacturer: 
GE Lighting
Serial number(s): 
Not applicable
Recall Date: 
Wednesday, 2 May, 2001
Manufactured dates: 
All after 1 May 1995 up to recall date (15/11/95)
Contact Details: 
Phone: 020 8687 3464 or 020 8687 3467
Investigator Name: 
Carey N.J

PRODUCT SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

GE LIGHTSTREAM LOW VOLTAGE HALOGEN LAMPS PURCHASED AFTER 1 MAY 1995

Quality checks have revealed that a small percentage of GE Lightstream MR 16 12 volt Halogen display lamps manufactured after 1 May 1995 may fail during the first hours after initial light-up, causing the internal capsule to burst. The lamps are used mainly in commercial installations and GE is asking wholesalers and these responsible for lighting in commercial and public buildings to check their stocks of mirror lamps for any GE Lightstream lamps with the following date codes, as follows:

E GE 5
F GE 5
H GE 5
I GE 5
J GE 5
K GE 5

Any stock lamps with one of these date codes should be returned to the relevant wholesaler or contractor for replacement.

ONLY GE LIGHTSTREAM LAMPS ARE INVOLVED.
NO OTHER GE LAMPS ARE AFFECTED.

GE apologises to its users for any inconvenience caused. If you are in any way concerned, please phone: 020 8687 3464 or 020 8687 3467.

Published 15/11/95