Fire Risk Recall: Schneider Electric IT Corporation – APC SurgeArrest Surge Protectors

October 31st, 2013
SURGE PROTECTOR

This recall involves APC 7 and 8 series SurgeArrest surge protectors manufactured before 2003.  The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the surge protector.

Reason for recall

The surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a fire hazard.

Schneider Electric IT Corp. has received a total of 700 reports of the surge protectors overheating and melting and 55 claims of property damage from smoke and fire.  There are 13 reports of injuries, including smoke inhalation and contact burns from touching the overheated surge protectors.

Number of Units Affected

Approximately 860,000 units of the recalled surge protectors were sold in Canada through electrical distributors and IT and office supply stores.

Consumer Remedy

Consumers should stop using the recalled surge protectors immediately, unplug them and contact Schneider Electric  for a free replacement surge protector.

Please click here to view all model numbers affected

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