Among the many adverse effects of the recent federal government shutdown was the suspension of important consumer welfare services, such as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which oversees the recall of defective products that pose unreasonable risk of injury or death. Now back online, the CPSC website includes among its recent recalls that of 15 million surge protectors sold in Alabama and across the country due to fire and injury hazards.
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The surge protector recall includes about 15 million Schneider Electric APC SurgeArrest devices. According to the CPSC, these surge protectors can overheat and melt, posing a risk of fire and injuries. The CPSC has received at least 700 reports of adverse events associated with the surge protectors, including at least 13 injuries and dozens of claims of fires resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
The surge protectors in questions were manufactured before 2003 and sold in Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA and other retail stores nationwide. Please see the CPSC surge protector recall page for a complete list of serial numbers linked to the recall.
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