PRODUCT RECALL INFO
Schneider Electric Recalls 15 Million APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard. The surge protector can overheat, smoke, and melt posing a fire hazard. Please check your work area to see if you have any of these surge protectors in your home/work spaces.
This recall involves APC 7 and 8 series Surge Arrest surge protectors manufactured before 2003. The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the surge protector. The two numbers that follow the first letter or letters in the serial number sequence indicate the year of manufacture. The unit is included in the recall if the numbers are 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01 or 02. APC and the words Personal, Professional,
Performance or Network are printed on the surge protectors.
Sold at: Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, and other stores nationwide from January 1993 through December 2002 for between $13 and $50.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surge protectors, unplug them and contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement surge protector.
Please canvas your work areas (and your homes) for these surge protectors and if any are found follow the recall procedures at the CPSC website.
7 Series model numbers 8 Series model numbers