GE Lighting 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.
Consumers should immediately contact GE 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: GE Lighting at 800-338-4999 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.gelighting.com and click on “Product Safety Information” for more information.
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.
Model Product Code and Description: 31243 LED13T8U840/2PKL
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold Exclusively at: Lowe’s stores nationwide and Lowes.com from approximately November 2017 through April 2018 for about $15.
Importer: GE Lighting, of East Cleveland, Ohio
Manufactured in: China
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.
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