15 Million APC Surge Protectors Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Schneider Electric has issued a recall for the APC7 and APC8 series SurgeArrest surge protectors manufactured before 2003. The surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt; posing a fire hazard.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received over 700 reports of the surge protectors overheating and melting and 55 claims of property damage from smoke and fire. Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled surge protectors, unplug them and contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement.

Read more for details to find out if your APC surge protector is recalled.