By Anthony Capkun
August 26, 2014 – Cree is recalling about 10,000 LED high-bay luminaires in which the glass lens on the fixture can break, posing a laceration hazard.
The recall involves CXB Series LED high-bay indoor light fixtures with model numbers CXB-23L-40K-U-1-HC and CXB-23L-40K-U-1-JP. The fixtures are used in airport, industrial, municipal and retail settings; they are silver in colour, have a tempered glass lens and measure about 16 x 18 x 7 in. The affected products can be identified by the manufacturing lot number found underneath the UPC label on the rim of the fixture.
The firm has received 15 reports of the tempered glass lens breaking. No injuries have been reported. Meantime, it is unknown how many, if any, of the recalled units made it into Canada.
Only products with a manufacturing lot number starting with the following codes are included in this recall:
AG45, AG48, AG49, AG50, AG51, AG52
AH01, AH02, AH03, AH04, AH05, AH06, AH07, AH08, AH09, AH10, AH11, AH12, AH13, AH14, AH15, AH16, AH17, AH18
L1H01, L1H02, L1H03, L1H04, L1H05, L1H06, L1H07, L1H08, L1H09, L1H10, L1H11, L1H12, L1H13, L1H14, L1H15, L1H16, L1H17, L1H18
The Cree logo, model number and 23000 lumens are printed on UL label on the rim of the fixture. Manufactured in China, the fixtures were sold at wholesale electrical distributors and lighting contractors to businesses from January 2014 through April 2014 for about $350.
Cree is contacting purchasers directly but, should you have any recalled units, stop using them and contact Cree for free replacements.
Photos courtesy CPSC