RECALL: GE Lighting LED Tube Lamps Pose Shock and Electrocution Hazards, Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s
The pins on one end of the affected LED tube lamps can become energized during installation/removal
GE Lighting has announced the recall of about 46,000 packages of LED tube lamps that were sold exclusively at Lowe's Home Improvement stores. Each package contains two lamps.
The pins on one end of the affected LED tube lamps can become energized during installation/removal, posing electric shock and electrocution hazards to consumers.
The recalled Cool White Universal T8/T12 LED tube lamps contain a model product code of 31243 LED13T8U840/2PKL, which can be found along with the GE logo printed on a label near the tube's base.
These tube lamps are most often used in garages, basements, workshops, and utility rooms. The affected lamps were sold at Lowe's stores nationwide and on Lowes.com from approximately November 2017 through April 2018.
Incidents and Injuries
To date, no incidents or injuries related to this recall have been reported.
What should consumers do?
Consumers that have purchased any of the recalled LED tube lamps should immediately contact GE Lighting to receive instructions on safely removing the lamps. Always make sure the light switch is "off" before attempting to change the lamps.
Impacted consumers will receive a refund in the form of a $17 gift card.
Consumers can reach GE Lighting by calling (800) 338-4999.