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Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps Due to Burn Hazard; Includes T8 Lamps Provided as Replacements in Previous Recall

  • Cree LED T8 Replacement Lamp
  • Product number location on the Cree LED T8 Replacement Lamp
  • Date code location on the Cree LED T8 Replacement Lamp
Name of Product:
LED lamps
Hazard:

The LED lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
August 25, 2016
Units:
About 104,000 in the U.S. (in addition, 8,500 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Cree toll-free at 888-338-7883 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at T8Rledlamps@cree.com or online at www.cree.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Cree LED T8 Replacement Lamps, including lamps that were provided as free replacements for a previous recall in June 2015 and new lamps sold since the recall. These lamps are used indoors to replace traditional two-pin T8 fluorescent tubes. The white lamps have a cylindrical shape and measure 48 inches long. “Cree,” “BT848 Series Lamp,” the product number and a four-digit date code are printed on the lamp or on a white label affixed to the lamp.

Product Number

Lamp Description  

Date Codes

BT848-17027FLW-BDG13-2C100

Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 2700K, 1-pack, US

 

 

06/15

07/15

08/15

09/15

10/15

11/15

12/15

01/16

02/16

03/16

04/16

05/16

BT848-17040FLW-BDG13-2C100

Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K, 1-pack, US

BT848-17027FLW-BDG13-2C120

Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 2700K,10-pack, US

BT848-17040FLW-BDG13-2C120

Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K, 10-pack, US

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using, disconnect or switch off the fixture, remove the recalled lamp, put it in a safe place and contact Cree to receive a full refund. If consumers have received a free replacement lamp as part of the previous 2015 recall, they also should stop using the replacement lamps and contact Cree.

Incidents/Injuries:

Cree has received 12 reports of the recalled lamps overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Home Depot stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from September 2015 through May 2016 for about $23 per tube and $230 per 10-pack. This recall includes LED T8 lamps consumers received as free replacements from June 2015 through May 2016 for the previous recall.

Manufactured In:
China and U.S.
Importer(s):

Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.

Distributor(s):

Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.

Recall number:
16-252
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