Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps
Burn hazard warning includes T8 Lamps provided as replacements in previous recall
Cree has decided to initiate a voluntary recall of a number of LED T8 lamps used indoors to replace traditional two-pin T8 fluorescent tubes.
The hazard is that the recalled lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard. It affects about 104,000 in the US (in addition, 8,500 were sold in Canada).
The recall includes lamps that were provided as free replacements for a previous recall in June 2015 and new lamps sold since the recall.
While known incidents are very small in relation to the number of products shipped, according to the company, its says that any potential safety issue is unacceptable.
Cree has advised consumers to 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.
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