WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- TheU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a major recall for 15 million APC SurgeArrest surge protectors.
The call back for the electric strip comes after 700 reports that it can overheat, melt and cause a fire.
The damage to one home totaled more than $900,000 dollars.
Thirteen people have suffered burns or smoke inhalation in incidents involving the APC SurgeArrest surge protectors.
If you have one, unplug it, stop using it, and contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement.