Recall Summary

GE Lighting, a Savant company Recalls LED Tube Lamps Due to Shock and Electrocution Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores

Recall Date: June 6, 2018
Recall Number: 18-170

Name of Product: Cool White Universal T8/T12 LED tube lamps

Hazard: The pins on one end of the lamp can be energized during installation/removal, posing electric shock and electrocution hazards.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately contact GE Lighting, a Savant company to receive instructions on safely removing the LED tube lamps, and to receive a refund in the form of a $17 gift card. Consumers should make sure light switch is “off” before attempting to change LED tube lamps.

Consumer Contact: 800-338-4999 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at or online at and click on “Product Safety Information” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 46,000 packages of two tube lamps (92,000 individual lamps)

Description: This recall involves GE Lighting’s 31243 LED13T8U840 LED two pack tube lamps. These units are most often used in garages, basements, workshops and utility rooms. The GE logo and model information are printed on a label near the tube’s base.

Brand: GE

Model Product Code and Description: 31243 LED13T8U840/2PKL

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold Exclusively at: Lowe’s stores nationwide and from approximately November 2017 through April 2018 for about $15.

Importer: GE Lighting, of East Cleveland, Ohio 

Manufactured in: China


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Recall Fast Track

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

Recall Form

Please complete the form below to receive your gift card.

All required fields marked with *, including an acceptable proof of purchase (photo of either all the products with the label showing for which a refund is requested (see example image below for reference), or the receipt) must be completed to submit this form.

Please indicate the quantity of GE 2-Pack 32 W Equivalent Cool White T8 LED Tube Light Bulb bought*
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I certify that I have disabled and disposed of my T8/T12 tubes per the Lamp removal instructions found here.

I declare under penalty of perjury under applicable law that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information I have given on this form is true and correct.

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About U.S. CPSC:

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