PhotoCree Inc. of Durham, N.C. is recalling about 112,500 Cree® LED T8 Replacement Lamps sold in the U.S. and Canada


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


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


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


Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 2700K, 1-pack, US
















Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K, 1-pack, US


Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 2700K,10-pack, US


Linear LED T8 Replacement Lamp, 4 Ft, 1700 Lm, 4000K, 10-pack, US



The lamps, manufactured in the U.S. and China, were 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.


What to do


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.


Consumers may contact Cree toll-free at 888-338-7883 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on “Recalls” for more information.



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