Cree Issues Recall for LED Lamps

Cree has recently issued a recall for its LED T8 replacement lamps, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

USCPSCCree is reportedly issuing the recall on these lamps as the electrical arcing may cause the lamp to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard. Consumers are asked to immediately stop using, disconnect or switch off fixtures using these lamps, remove the recalled T8 LED lamp, put it in a safe place, and contact Cree for a full refund or replacement lamp.

Cree has reportedly received four reports of this particular lamp overheating and melting, however, no injuries have been reported.

The recall reportedly involves Cree LED T8 lamps used indoors to replace traditional two-pin T8 fluorescent lamps. The white lamps measure 48 inches long and have a cylindrical shape.

The lamps affected by this recall are reportedly marked as "BT848 Series Lamp." The part number can be found either on the lamp itself or on a white label affixed to the lamp. Additionally, a four-digit code is printed on the lamp underneath a statement that says "Compatible with Instant Start, Rapid Start and Dimmable Electronic Ballasts."

Click here for further information and a full listing of product numbers and UPC codes included in this recall.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can call the CPSC Consumer Information Hotline at 800-638-2772 between 8am-5:30pm EST.

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