Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps Due to Burn Hazard

Electrical arcing may cause the lamp to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

Recall date: June 04, 2015
Recall number: 15-159
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    Cree® LED T8 Lamp

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    Product Number: Commercial LED T8 Lamp

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    Date Code: Consumer LED T8 Lamp

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    Date Code: Commercial LED T8 Lamp

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Cree® LED T8 replacement lamps

Hazard:

Electrical arcing may cause the lamp to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Cree customer service toll-free at (888) 338-7883 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at T8LED@cree.com or online at www.cree.com and click on “Recalls” or go to www.cree.com/recall for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

Units

About 700,000 in the U.S. (an additional 11,500 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves Cree LED T8 lamps used indoors to replace traditional two pin T8 fluorescent tubes. The white lamps have a cylindrical shape and measure 48 inches long. The affected units are marked as “BT848 Series Lamp” with the product part number on the lamp itself or printed on a white label affixed to the lamp. A four digit date code is printed on the lamp under a statement that reads “Compatible with Instant Start, Rapid Start and Dimmable Electronic Ballasts.” Product numbers and UPC codes printed on the product packaging included in the recall are listed below:

 

CONSUMER Product Number

Description

UPC

BT848-17027FLW-BDG13-1C100

Linear LED T8 Replacement

Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 2700K – US

849665002932

BT848-17040FLW-BDG13-1C100

Linear LED T8 Replacement

Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K – US

849665002154

 

COMMERCIAL Product Number

Description

LEDT8P-48-21L-35K

Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 2100 Lm, 3500K

LEDT8P-48-21L-40K

Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 2100 Lm, 4000K

LEDT8P-48-17L-35K

Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 3500K

LEDT8P-48-17L-40K

Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K

LEDT8P-48-17L-30K

Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 3000K

LEDT8P-48-17L-50K

Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 5000K

 

Date Codes: Any of the above product numbers with any of the following date codes are affected: 3314, 3414, 3514, 3614, 3714, 3814, 3914, 4014, 4114, 4214, 4314, 4414, 4514, 4614, 4714, 4814, 4914, 5014, 5114, 5214, 0115, 0215, 0315, 0415, 0515, 0615, 0715, 0815, 0915, 1015, 1115, 1215, 1315, 1415, 1515, 1615.

Incidents/Injuries

Cree has received four reports of the lamps overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using, disconnect or switch off the fixture, remove the recalled T8 LED lamp, put it in a safe place and contact the firm to receive a full refund or replacement lamp.

Sold at

Sold at The Home Depot® nationwide and to commercial lighting customers through electrical distributors from August 2014 through April 2015 for about $22 per tube.

Importer(s)

Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.

Distributor(s)

Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.

Manufactured in

China

  • Cree® LED T8 Lamp

  • Product Number: Consumer Package

  • UPC: Consumer Package

  • Product Number: Commercial Package

  • Product Number: Retail / Consumer LED T8 Lamp

  • Product Number: Commercial LED T8 Lamp

  • Date Code: Consumer LED T8 Lamp

  • Date Code: Commercial LED T8 Lamp