Hazard: The recalled lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.
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.
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.
Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 2700K, 1-pack, US
Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K, 1-pack, US
Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 2700K,10-pack, US
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.
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/Distributor: Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.
Manufactured in: China and U.S.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59268r-eng.php
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