Name of Product: Cree® LED T8 replacement lamps

Hazard: Electrical arcing may cause the lamp to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using, disconnect or switch off the fixture, remove the recalled T8 LED lamp, put it in a safe place and contact the firm to receive a full refund or replacement lamp.

Consumer Contact: Cree customer service 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” or go to for more information.

Units: About 700,000 in the U.S. (an additional 11,500 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Cree LED T8 lamps used indoors to replace traditional two pin T8 fluorescent tubes. The white lamps have a cylindrical shape and measure 48 inches long. The affected units are marked as “BT848 Series Lamp” with the product part number on the lamp itself or printed on a white label affixed to the lamp. A four digit date code is printed on the lamp under a statement that reads “Compatible with Instant Start, Rapid Start and Dimmable Electronic Ballasts.” Product numbers and UPC codes printed on the product packaging included in the recall can be viewed here:

Incidents/Injuries: Cree has received four reports of the lamps overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Sold at The Home Depot® nationwide and to commercial lighting customers through electrical distributors from August 2014 through April 2015 for about $22 per tube.

Importer/Distributor: Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.

Manufactured in: China