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

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.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The recalled lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.
  • Remedy
    Refund
  • Incidents
    Cree has received 12 reports of the recalled lamps overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    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.
  • 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.
 
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