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Recall: LED Tube Lamp Poses Electrocution Hazard


By Naomi Millán Lighting
LED Recall

GE Lighting has recalled 92,000 Cool White Universal T8/T12 LED tube lamps. The pins on one end of the lamp can be energized during installation or removal, posing electric shock and electrocution hazards. No incidents have been reported at this time, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 18-170.

The recalled lamps were sold in packages of two lamps and exclusively at Lowe's between November 2017 and April 2018. Model number 31243 LED13T8U840/2PKL is printed near the base of the tube.

Facility managers affected by this recall can receive a $17 gift card to cover the purchase price of the lamps after contacting the company for safe removal instructions. GE Lighting can be reached at 800-338-4999, lightingconcerns@ge.com, or www.gelighting.com.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor, Building Operating Management. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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