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UL Reissues Warning of Potentially Hazardous Surge Protectors

Surge protector

June 20, 2019

Northbrook, III., June 20, 2019- The following is a reissue and expansion of UL public notice 16PN-10, previously released on July 29, 2016 for potentially hazardous surge protectors. UL has expanded the notice to include Sycom Model SYC-120/240-TC. This product does not comply with UL’s Safety Standards and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States or Canada. This surge protector may pose a fire hazard.

UL is aware of several reports on http://www.saferproducts.gov  that involve fires with these surge protectors. UL recommends that you stop using all models identified in this notice.  

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Northbrook, III., July 29, 2016 – The following is a notification from UL that the surge protectors identified below may pose a fire hazard. The products do not comply with UL’s Safety Standards and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States or Canada.

Name of Product: Type 2 Surge Protector, Supco Model SCM150 and Sycom Model SYC‑120/240-T2

Manufacturer:
Sycom Surge Inc.
Hazard
:
The surge protectors may pose a fire hazard.


Identification on the units:
The labels on the devices display the following:
SUPCO
SCM150
Type 2 SPD
120/240V 60Hz Single Phase
In=10kA          SCCR=10kA
MCOV-150VAC L-N/G 300 VAC L-L
VPR-600VAC L-N/G 1200VAC L-L
MADE IN THE USA
SYCOM
SYC-120/240-T2
Type 2 SPD Type 4X Enclosure
120/240V 60Hz Single Phase
In=10kA          SCCR=10kA
MCOV-150VAC L-N/G 300 VAC L-L
VPR-600VAC L-N/G 1200VAC L-L
Contains no serviceable parts

There are two styles of gold holographic labels that may appear on these products:

Style 1 consists of the following information. The letters “UL” appear in a reddish-brown circle that shifts to a bluish-green depending on the viewing angle:

UL counterfeit logo UL counterfeit logo

 

LISTED
SPD
45DX

Style 2 consists of the following information. To the right of the cULus logo will be a graphic square design:

UL counterfeit logo blue gray texture

LISTED
SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICE
No.
<followed by a letter and sequence of eight numbers>

Photos of the Products:

surge protector 

surge protector

Photos of the UL Holographic Label Styles that May Appear on the Products:
 

Style 1

UL holographic counterfeit logo

Style 2

UL holographic counterfeit logo

 

Known to be distributed by: Heating and air-conditioning contractors

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