Surge Protector Fire Hazard Lawsuits

November 18, 2014 Last Updated on January 10, 2019

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Anyone who purchased or owns a surge protector that has caught fire.
What's a Surge Protector?
A surge protector (also known as a surge suppressor) is a device that protects electrical appliances from voltage spikes by limiting or grounding excess voltage.
What's Wrong?
It is believed that some surge protectors are defective and likely to overheat, smoke, melt and/or catch fire even when used properly.
Are Any Particular Models Affected?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating all models of surge protectors; however, the following surge protector models were reportedly linked to a fire risk: Supco Model SCM150 and Sycom Model SYC 120/240-T2 manufactured by Sycom Surge, Inc. These are often installed by contractors with heating and air conditioning units.
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