Burn Hazard Prompts Cree Recall Of LED T8 Lamps

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.

Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps
Product number location on the Cree LED T8 Replacement Lamp


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.

Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps


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

The units were 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.

About 104,000 of these units were sold in the U.S. (in addition, 8,500 were sold in Canada).

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.