In the North American market, triggering LED product recall is also mainly due to electric shock and burn hazard. CREE LED lamps and OSRAM recall is the existence of burn hazard. "Most of the recalled products have failed to satisfy the DLC certified to stringent life cycle, and heat resistance test on electrical safety standards. "Wu Ying Jie added.
According to the United States consumer product safety Commission (CSPC) statistics show that between 2010-2012, an annual average of fire caused by lighting up to 1700. Only good news is that the number of fires has decreased, 1400 to reduce by 2012 from 2010 in 1900, death toll reduced from 30 to 10.
In addition, data show that rates remain the highest recall of Chinese-made products, it is not surprising, because China is the world's largest LED production base. Another version says high recall rate in China is mainly due to fierce price war. In May this year, Philips ignited a price war, in the United States market with low price only $ 4.99 for two LED light bulb, then GE launched the super low price of $ 9.99 three LED bulbs. In order to reduce costs and production pressures, international companies continue to outsource product production in Asia. Therefore, international companies enjoy low labor costs in Asia at the same time, also had to take on product quality risks.
"LED price is only one of many factors," Wu Ying Jie said, "LED contract manufacturer must take responsibility to solve quality problems, while consumers should also improve product quality problems. ”
Finally, it is worth noting is, from 2014, LED product recall in North America overall has decreased, suggesting that manufacturers and consumers are increasingly concerned with quality issues. (English author: China LED JudyLin; translation author: Flora of China LED net)