For those of you who own and use a Schneider Electric surge protector, then you need to make sure that you discontinue use as soon as possible. Schneider Electric has recalled the APC7 and 8 model surge protectors. These protectors were manufactured before 2003.
To see if you own one of the affected surge protectors you need to look at the serial numbers located on the bottom of the device. The two numbers that follow the letter or letters on the bottom indicate the year that the surge protector was manufactured. The numbers involved in the recall are listed here: 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01 or 02.
There have been over 700 reports of surge protectors overheating, melting and even causing fires. There have been 13 reports of injuries due to these accidents. Schneider is asking that anyone who owns these affected models unplug them immediately and contact the company for a replacement unit.
They were sold at nationwide stores between 1993 and 2002. Best Buy, Circuit City, and Comp USA are just a few of the companies where you might have purchased a faulty surge protector.
Here are the listed models:
|7 Series Model Numbers
|8 Series Model Numbers