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Millions of defective surge protectors sold in the U.S. recalled

Posted on October 6, 2013 1:47 pm under Product Liability

Millions of electrical surge protectors sold by Schneider Electric IT Corp. in the U.S. are being recalled after they were linked to several injuries and damaged millions of dollars worth of properties, a Reuters report stated on October 3.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 15 million “SurgeArrest” series 7 and 8 APC brands are being recalled by Schneider Electric IT Corp due to a risk of overheating that may cause fires. In the 700 complaints received by the company, a total of $1.7 million worth of home and medical damages occurred and at least 13 people were hurt due to burns and smoke inhalation.

The public is advised to avoid using the recalled electrical device manufactured in China and in the Philippines and immediately return it for a replacement.

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