Government Product Recalls: LED Tubes and Rotary Tool
Osram Sylvania Recalls T8 LED Tubes Due to Burn Hazard
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps, remove them from the fixture and immediately contact Osram Sylvania for a free replacement.
Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Dremel Rotary Tool Due to Burn Hazard
Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool
The tool’s circuit board can overheat and melt the tool’s enclosure. If the tool is being held while overheating, it could present a risk of burn. Additionally, some tools may lose their speed control changing to high speed in use, turn on by themselves, or may not turn off, posing a personal injury hazard.
This recall involves the Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool with date codes 407 through 505. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate of the product, which is on the side opposite the Dremel logo. Products are dark gray with a silver label and blue control buttons and have 8V lithium ion batteries.
Bosch Tool has received six reports from consumers of tools overheating. There are no reports of injuries.
Consumers should immediately contact Robert Bosch Tool for information on a free repair.
Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards and other home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and online including www.acehardware.com, www.amazon.com, www.homedepot.com, www.lowes.com and www.menards.com from July 2014 through May 2015 for about $90.
Robert Bosch Tool Corp. toll-free at 855-866-1291 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.dremel.com and click on “Customer Service & Safety Information” for more information.