Cree Recalls 112,500 LED T8 Tube Lights in North America Over Burn Hazard

Aug 1, 2018 1:47:00 PM

Recall date: AUGUST 25, 2016

Recall number: 16-252

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Cree® LED T8 Replacement Lamps


The recalled lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

Cree LED tube lights being recalled in North America. (Cree/LEDinside)


Consumer Contact:

Cree toll-free at 888-338-7883 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email or online at www.cree.comand click on “Recalls” for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with Canada


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


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












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



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


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.

Sold at

Home Depot stores nationwide and online at 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.


Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.


Cree Inc., of Durham, N.C.

Manufactured in

China and U.S.