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Cree® LED T8 Replacement Lamps

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. Product Number Lamp Description Date Codes BT848-17027FLW-BDG13-2C100 Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 2700K, 1-pack, US 06/15 07/15 08/15 09/15 10/15 11/15 12/15 01/16 02/16 03/16 04/16 05/16 BT848-17040FLW-BDG13-2C100 Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K, 1-pack, US BT848-17027FLW-BDG13-2C120 Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 2700K,10-pack, US BT848-17040FLW-BDG13-2C120 Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K, 10-pack, US [Source]

Cree® LED T8 Replacement Lamps
Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps Due to Burn Hazard; Includes T8 Lamps Provided as Replacements in Previous Recall

Cree LED T8 Replacement Lamp

About 104,000 in the U.S. (in addition, 8,500 were sold in Canada) units were affected by this recall.

Cree® LED T8 Replacement Lamps Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date08/25/2016
Recall ID7840
Recall Number16252
Product TypeIndoor Lighting
HazardThe recalled lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.
InjuriesCree has received 12 reports of the recalled lamps overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.
RemedyConsumers 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.
Remedy OptionRefund
ContactCree toll-free at 888-338-7883 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at or online at and click on “Recalls” for more information.
Last Updated08/25/2016
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