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Safety Alert

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

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: Cree LED T8 Replacement Lamps

Hazard: The recalled lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Refund

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.

Units: About 104,000 in the U.S. (in addition, 8,500 were sold in Canada)

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

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

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.

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.

Importer: Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.

Distributor: Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.

Manufactured in: China and U.S.