Surge Protection Devices Recall

APC by Schneider Electric, and in partnership with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, has decided to recall certain cord-connected surge protector products made before 2003 as the affected products may present a fire hazard under infrequent, abnormal building wiring and electrical conditions.

  • The safety concern and reported incidents are specific to cord connected surge protector products made before 2003 and sold in North America only.
  • This hazard has been reported in a small percentage (less than 0.01%) of the units sold and included reports of property damage, mostly involving damaged nylon carpeting.
  • APC sold over 15 million units in the affected range of manufacture date.
  • Cord-connected APC Surge Arrest brand products; model names Personal, Professional, Performance and Network made before 2003 are affected.

Please visit APC Recalls for specific information and images of the recalled surge protectors.