Osram Sylvania Recalls Nearly 50,000 T8 LED Tubes Due to Burn Hazard

Lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

Recall date: August 25, 2015

Recall number: 15-223

Recall Summary

Name of product:

T8 LED lamps

Osram Sylvania is recalling nearly 50,000 LED T8 tube lights manufactured in South Korea over reported burn hazards. (All photos courtesy of Consumer Product Safety Commission)


Lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.


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Consumer Contact:

Osram Sylvania Inc. toll free at 877-423-3772 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email ProductQuality@sylvania.com or www.sylvania.com and click on the Site Map in the bottom right-hand corner, then click on “Recall Safety Information” for more information.

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A close up of the SubstiTUBE IS T8 LED lamp.

Recall Details


About 46,300 in the U.S. (an additional 8,700 sold in Canada)


This recall involves SubstiTUBE IS T8 LED lamps. The recalled lamps are white, cylindrical in shape and measure 48 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. “OSRAM SubtiTUBE® IS LED T8” is printed on a silver label affixed to the end of lamps. The model number 73312-1 or 73315-1 also appears on the label beneath the statement “Compatible LED T8 for use with instant start T8 electronic ballasts.”


Osram Sylvania Inc. received 34 reports of overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.

A close up Osram Sylvania's SubsiTUBE LED T8 lights that are being recalled.


Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps, remove them from the fixture and immediately contact Osram Sylvania for a free replacement.

Sold at

Osram Sylvania industrial/commercial distributors between December 2014 and May 2015.


Osram Sylvania, Inc., of Danvers, Mass.

Manufactured in

South Korea

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