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Cree recalls fluorescent tubes over reports of melting and overheating

Posted on June 4, 2015 4:48 pm under Product Liability

Durham, N.C.-based Cree Inc. is recalling approximately 700,000 Cree LED T8 replacement lamps after receiving four reports of lamps overheating and melting due to electrical arcing, potentially exposing users to burn injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated on June 4.

The affected CONSUMER and COMMERCIAL product numbers, Description, UPC, and Date Codes are detailed on the CPSC report. The recalled fluorescent tubes are 48 inches long, with a label “BT848 Series Lamp” found on the lamp itself or on a white label affixed to the lamp.

The defective lamps were sold at different Home Depot stores and by electrical distributors nationwide between August 2014 and April 2015. Affected customers are asked not to use the product, and to contact the company for a refund or a replacement product.

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