15 Million Surge Protectors Recalled due to Fire Hazard

Surge Protector

Schneider Electric has recalled 15 million surge protectors that were manufactured prior to 2003 due to a fire hazard.  The name of the product is the APC SurgeArrest.  The American Power Conversion (APC), now known as Schneider Electric, manufactured these surge protectors.  These surge protectors during their normal use can overheat, smoke, and melt.  These risks increase the likelihood of a fire.  There have been 700 reports of overheated surge protectors, and 55 claims of property damage from fires of the APC SurgeArrest, including 13 reports of injuries.  The damages include $916,000 in fire damage to a home and $750,000 in fire damage to a medical facility.

The affected models were manufactured in China and the Philippines between 1993 and 2002.  The recalled surge protectors include:

Series model numbers 8 Series model numbers
NET7 NET8
NET7T NET8N
NET7T-C PER8T
PER7 PER8TR
PER7C PER8TR-CN
PER7T PER8TVR
PER7T-CO PER8XTV
PER7T-U PRF8T2
PER7TX137 PRF8TT
PER7-U PRO8
PER7X148 PRO8T2
PRF7 PRO8T2C
PRF7T PRO8T2MP12
PRO7 PRO8T2MP12B
PRO7C PRO8TV
PRO7T
PRO7TX183

Click here to read the full recall: Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surge protectors, unplug them and contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement surge protector.  Customers may contact Schneider Electric toll-free at (888) 437-4007 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://recall.apc.com.

The lawyers at the Brandi Law Firm have represented a number of people involving defective consumer products.  Please contact the California Defective Product Attorneys at the Brandi Law Firm today (1-800-481-1615 or email us) to talk with an experienced product liability attorney.

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