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Safety Alert

Osram Sylvania Recalls T8 LED Tubes Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: T8 LED lamps

Hazard: Lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Osram Sylvania Inc. toll free at 877-423-3772 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email ProductQuality@sylvania.com or www.sylvania.com and click on the Site Map in the bottom right-hand corner, then click on "Recall Safety Information" for more information.

Units: About 46,300 in the U.S. (an additional 8,700 sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves SubstiTUBE IS T8 LED lamps. The recalled lamps are white, cylindrical in shape and measure 48 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. "OSRAM SubtiTUBE® IS LED T8" is printed on a silver label affixed to the end of lamps. The model number 73312-1 or 73315-1 also appears on the label beneath the statement "Compatible LED T8 for use with instant start T8 electronic ballasts."

Incidents/Injuries: Osram Sylvania Inc. received 34 reports of overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps, remove them from the fixture and immediately contact Osram Sylvania for a free replacement.

Sold at: Osram Sylvania industrial/commercial distributors between December 2014 and May 2015.

Importer: Osram Sylvania, Inc., of Danvers, Mass.

Manufactured in: South Korea