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15 Million Surge Protectors Recalled Over Fire Hazard

10:46 AM, Oct 3, 2013   |    comments
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(WLTX) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 15 million APC SurgeArrest surge protectors are being recalled because of a fire hazard.

Schneider Electric made the items before 2003. According to the CPSC, the items can overheat, smoke, and melt, causing a potential fire hazard.

There have been 700 reports of the devices overheating and 13 reports of injuries.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://recall.apc.com, or www.apc.com and click on the recall link. People can also find more information on the CPSC website.

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