Created: 10/09/2013 9:51 AM WHEC.com
Nearly 15-million surge protectors are being recalled because they can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a fire hazard.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the manufacturer of the APC SurgeArrest surge protector, Schneider Electric IT Corp., has received 700 reports of overheating and melting and 55 claims of property damage from smoke and fire.
The surge protectors were sold between January 1993 and December 2002 at Best Buy, Circuit City and CompUSA for $13 to $50.
If you own one, you should immediately unplug it and contact Schneider Electric at 888-437-4007 for a free replacement.
For more information on this recall, click here.