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Consumer product recall

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.

Affected products

Cree Linear LED T8 Lamp.

Product description

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:

Product Numbers:

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.

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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.


Cree, Inc.
Huizhou Light Engine Limited manufactured products for Cree, Inc.
Cree Canada Corp.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected products.

Consumers with affected products should contact Cree Canada Corp. toll-free at 1-800-473-1234 from 8am to 5pm ET Monday-Friday, or by e-mail , or through their website to arrange for a refund.  

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.