Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps Due to Burn Hazard

The recalled lamps can overheat and melt

Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps Due to Burn Hazard
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August 25, 2016

This is an extension of the August 4, 2016 report.

Cree has issued a recall that involves more than 112,000 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.

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

Cree has received 12 reports of the recalled lamps overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported, to date.

Sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online from September 2015 through May 2016, 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.

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.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers can contact Cree at (888) 338-7883.