15 million surge protectors recalled

Posted at 4:16 PM, Oct 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-03 16:16:39-04

Schneider Electric has recalled about 15 million APC SurgeArrest surge protectors due to a fire hazard.

The company says the surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a hazard.

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. 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. The following model numbers are included in this recall.

Consumers should call Schneider Electric IT Corp. toll-free at (888) 437-4007 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at, or and click on the Recall link to submit a claim and obtain more information.