Recall: Cree LED T8 Replacement Lamps
On 2016-08-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cree LED T8 Replacement Lamps due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2015 for about $23 to $230.
About 100,000 units are involved in this Cree, Inc. lamp recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 7th recall of products in the Lamps category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The recalled lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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||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|
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59268r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Cree has received 12 reports of the recalled lamps overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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