Workaround? If you have devices plugged in to the Elite, it should be more likely to spark than if no devices. You see sparking with no devices plugged in?
Reasoning: it is the pull from the devices which drives up the draw from the wall socket, and if its drawing a lot as you pull the Elite out the socket it could be more likely to spark.
(aside, I'm not afraid, it is feeble American electricity 110V, proper Britush electricity 240V, now that's more to worry about but they have proper plugs)