Recall date: June 04, 2015
Recall number: 15-159
Recall SummaryName of product: Cree® LED T8 replacement lamps
Electrical arcing may cause the lamp to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.Consumer Contact: Cree customer service toll-free at (888) 338-7883 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at T8LED@cree.com or online at www.cree.com and click on “Recalls” or go to www.cree.com/recall for more information.
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UnitsAbout 700,000 in the U.S. (an additional 11,500 were sold in Canada)
DescriptionThis recall involves Cree LED T8 lamps used indoors to replace traditional two pin T8 fluorescent tubes. The white lamps have a cylindrical shape and measure 48 inches long. The affected units are marked as “BT848 Series Lamp” with the product part number on the lamp itself or printed on a white label affixed to the lamp. A four digit date code is printed on the lamp under a statement that reads “Compatible with Instant Start, Rapid Start and Dimmable Electronic Ballasts.” Product numbers and UPC codes printed on the product packaging included in the recall are listed below:
|CONSUMER Product Number||Description||UPC|
|BT848-17027FLW-BDG13-1C100||Linear LED T8 Replacement|
Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 2700K – US
|BT848-17040FLW-BDG13-1C100||Linear LED T8 Replacement|
Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K – US
|COMMERCIAL Product Number||Description|
|LEDT8P-48-21L-35K||Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 2100 Lm, 3500K|
|LEDT8P-48-21L-40K||Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 2100 Lm, 4000K|
|LEDT8P-48-17L-35K||Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 3500K|
|LEDT8P-48-17L-40K||Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K|
|LEDT8P-48-17L-30K||Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 3000K|
|LEDT8P-48-17L-50K||Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 5000K|
Date Codes: Any of the above product numbers with any of the following date codes are affected: 3314, 3414, 3514, 3614, 3714, 3814, 3914, 4014, 4114, 4214, 4314, 4414, 4514, 4614, 4714, 4814, 4914, 5014, 5114, 5214, 0115, 0215, 0315, 0415, 0515, 0615, 0715, 0815, 0915, 1015, 1115, 1215, 1315, 1415, 1515, 1615.
Incidents/InjuriesCree has received four reports of the lamps overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using, disconnect or switch off the fixture, remove the recalled T8 LED lamp, put it in a safe place and contact the firm to receive a full refund or replacement lamp.
Sold atSold at The Home Depot® nationwide and to commercial lighting customers through electrical distributors from August 2014 through April 2015 for about $22 per tube.
Importer(s)Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.
Distributor(s)Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.