There has been a massive recall of APC brand surge protectors due to the possibility of the units overheating, melting, and potentially causing a fire. Please use the information at the links below to check the surge protectors in areas where you work.
Information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission details the models and serial numbers of the items that are in recall.
This recall involves APC 7 and 8 series SurgeArrest surge protectors manufactured before 2003. The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the surge protector.
In addition, APC has issued its own release, and included images of where to find the identifying information for the items under the recall notice.
If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please contact the IT Support Center by logging in at http://itsupport.smcm.edu or calling x4357.