APC is recalling 15 million computer surge strips due to fire hazard. These were very popular and there is a very good chance you own one! If you have one that looks like this, turn it over and check the model number and year of manufacture from this table and submit your recall request today. They are supposed to be removed from service immediately. https://recall.apc.com/en

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Update 12/6/2013:  Being the curious types we are, we decided to dissect one that was removed from service in our office.  Here are some pictures of what we found:  the board and a resistor got hot in a couple of places…

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