Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: October 03, 2013

Recall number: 14-001

Recall Summary

Name of product:

APC SurgeArrest surge protectors


The surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replacement

Consumer Contact:

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 APC by Schneider Electric, or Country Selection Page and click on the Recall link to submit a claim and obtain more information.


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.