General Electric, or GE, is recalling a line of LED tube lamps, exclusively sold at Lowe’s, due to shock hazards. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) explains in its recall announcement that pins on one end of the lamp can be energized during installation or removal, posing dangerous hazards of shock and/or electrocution. Fortunately, the CPSC has received no reports of injury.
Tube lamps involved in the recall include GE Lighting’s 31243 LED13T8U840 LED two-pack tube lamps. The GE logo and model number are printed on a label near the tube’s base.
These lamps, which are most often used in basements, workshops, and garages, were sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide and on Lowes.com from November 2017 to April 2018 for around $15. About 46k packages (two-packs) of tube lamps are included in the recall.
GE urges consumers affected by this recall to immediately contact GE Lighting for instructions on how to safely remove the LED tube lamp and to receive a $17 refund in the form of a gift card.
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