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Surge Protector Recall Issued

Surge Protector Recall Issued

The defective product lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION again advise the public of a massive product recall involving in excess of fifteen (15) million surge protectors. These defective products are being recalled for posing a substantial fire hazard. This voluntary product recall is being conducted involving the APC SurgeArrest product in conjunction and cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"). The manufacturer of the product is Schneider Electric IT Corporation.

Seven hundred (700) reports from the field of APC SurgeArrest devices either melting or overheating have been reported to the manufacturer and, in turn, to CPSC. There have already been further reports of thirteen (13) cases of personal injury (burn injury and smoke inhalation), and an additional 55 claims involving property damage caused by smoke and fire, totaling millions of dollars in property damage to date.

This voluntary product recall encompasses surge protectors (with cord) manufactured in advance of 2003 by Schneider Electric IT Corporation.

The product defect associated with these various, Schneider surge protectors involves "abnormal building wiring and electrical conditions," the company maintains,

Thirty-two (32) such model numbers are affected by this recall, and involve Schneider's "7 series" and "8 series" surge protector devices. Attorney David Shoop and the product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION have extensive experience in the prosecution of cvil cases involving catastrophic burn injuries and recalled or defective products. Attorney David Shoop is a member of the National Fire Protection Association ("NFPA") and has prepare numerous lectures involving fire cause and origin analysis, investigation and NFPA 921 standards application and evidentiary issues.

DID YOU KNOW?

Fire Prevention Week is just around the corner in the month of October. According to NFPA, a sampling of some of the planned, fire awareness events around the country are as follows:

Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services has experienced two recent fires resulting from stoves being left unattended. The 2013 Fire Prevention Week theme "Prevent Kitchen Fires" gives a fantastic opportunity for the fire department to reach out to residents with important cooking safety information. The department will host a safety event that will include an inflatable safety house, also a rollover simulator, and fire safety information.

The Anderson Elementary School (Trenton, MI) will host a walk for children and students, an annual Fire Prevention Week event. Students will leave the school with the high school marching band playing for the students. When the students finish the walk, they will go to the gymnasium for a Fire Prevention Week program conducted by the Trenton Fire Department.

The Liberal (KS) City Commission met recently and proclaimed October 6th-12th as Fire Prevention Week. Members of the Fire Department were on hand, including Sparky the Fire Dog®.

For serious burn injury and product liability cases, care should be taken to select the right attorneys with the requisite experience and understanding to maximize your recovery. Please call us today for a free consultation.

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