I've been using a product just like this one in my office area for about a year, it was old and looking rough, so I decided to upgrade. These outlet surge protectors are kind of pricey, so that being said I figured Amazon would be my best best to find the cheapest deal for a quality product Needless to say, I made the right choice purchasing this item. I have to admit, I was extremely hesitant due to many reviews showing pictures of this product being a fire hazard. In the end, buying any outlet surge protector you have to realize that there is always that risk of the product starting a fire. In addition, many people don't realize that even if this product was to catch fire, the product itself is rarely the cause of the fire, but instead a faulty wiring job within your home. That being said, if you are weary of buying this product, and decide to go with a different product, that one is most likely going to ignite the same as this product, because its not the products doing, but the doing of poor electrical wiring within the walls of your home. In other words being worried about this product being a potential hazard shouldn't keep you from purchasing it, because this product is very high quality, durable, has a decent appearance, gets the job done, and of course is priced well. I'm satisfied with my purchase of this product and would purchase it again.