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Cree Canada Corp. recalls Cree Linear LED T8 Lamp
- Starting date:
- June 4, 2015
- Posting date:
- June 4, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items, Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Electrical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Cree Canada Corp.
Cree Linear LED T8 Lamp.
This recall involves a 48" LED replacement lamp for certain 25 watt fixtures which use fluorescent T8 lamps, and is available in two colours: cool white and soft white.
The affected units have “BT848 Series Lamp” marked on the lamp itself or printed on a white label affixed to the lamp, with the product part number appearing on the tube on the line below. A four digit date code is printed beneath the statement "Compatible with Instant Start, Rapid Start and Dimmable Electronic Ballasts". Products with any of the specified product numbers and date codes below are affected:
Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp LEDT8P-48-21L-35K
Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp LEDT8P-48-21L-40K
Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp LEDT8P-48-17L-30K
Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp LEDT8P-48-17L-35K
Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp LEDT8P-48-17L-40K
Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp LEDT8P-48-17L-50K
Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp LEDT8P-48-21L-30K
Date Codes: 3314, 3414, 3514, 3614, 3714, 3814, 3914, 4014, 4114, 4214, 4314, 4414, 4514, 4614, 4714, 4814, 4914, 5014, 5114, 5214, 0115, 0215, 0315, 0415, 0515, 0615, 0715, 0815, 0915, 1015, 1115, 1215, 1315, 1415, 1515, 1615
The UL Certification Authorization Number is E330248.
Electrical arcing may cause the lamp to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.
The issue is limited to batches of lamps produced at one manufacturing location in a certain time frame.
Neither Health Canada nor Cree Canada Corp. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.
Approximately 11,502 of the recalled products were sold in Canada, and approximately 36,845 units were sold in the United States.
In Canada, these products were sold to consumers exclusively through electrical contractors. They were not sold at retail.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold between October 2014 and May 2015.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Huizhou Light Engine Limited manufactured products for Cree, Inc.
Cree Canada Corp.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the affected products.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.