Please check your surge protectors at your house and office for APC brand surge protectors.
There was a major recall on some specific models of APC surge protectors. This is a serious threat. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been over 700 reports of these devices overheating and melting. One home suffered $916,000 in fire damage and a medical facility had over $750,000 work of damage. There have been 13 reports of injuries from these surge protectors.
We’ve already found a handful of these in the wild and have replaced them. Most of them are 10 years old and will be beige color. It is best practice to replace surge protectors every 5 years.
If you would like for us to replace your old surge protectors, please let us know. We sell Cyberpower brand surge protectors. A 6-outlet model for $19 and a 7-outlet version for $29.
APC is one of the top makers of surge protectors and other power protection devices. More information regarding the recall can be found at the link.