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Surge Protectors Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
November 25, 2020 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Schneider Electric has recalled over 47,000 Surgeloc surge protection devices. The surge protectors can experience an arc event, which can result in a fire hazard. One reported arcing incident caused smoke damage to the wall in a commercial location, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice 21-013. No injuries have been reported.
Schneider Electric Surgeloc 3-wire and 4-wire devices are black with a green plastic rimmed meter and a white label with “Square D by Schneider Electric,” with the date code and the catalog number on the front. The recalled devices were manufactured from January 1, 2013 (date code 13011) through August 24, 2020 (date code 20352). For a full list of the recalled catalog numbers, consult the recall notice.
Facility managers with the recalled surge protectors installed in their facilities are directed to remove them from use and contact Schneider Electric for instructions on receiving a free equivalent replacement surge protector. Schneider Electric can be reached at 800-577-7353 or via their website.
Naomi Millán is editor of Building Operating Management.