Belkin Recalls 68,700 Surge Protectors Due to Shock Hazard
Belkin has recalled 68,700 SurgeMaster Surge Protectors due to electric shock hazard.The molding of the plastic 360 degree rotating plug, which
allows for easy cord movement, can crack or detach from the plug
assembly, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Belkin has received seven consumer complaints about
cracking of the plug molding. No injuries were reported.
The recall involves the SurgeMaster Surge Protector,
models F9G930-10, F9G930v10, F9G930-10-W and F9G930-10-SN, all
manufactured in 2003. The model number and date of manufacture are
located on the underside of the unit. Grey models F9G930-10-GRY and
F9G930fc10G-CL are not a part of this recall.
The recalled surge protectors, manufactured in China, were sold by independent distributors nationwide and the internet by
www.belkin.com from September 2003 through December 2007 for about $50.
Consumers should stop using these power strips immediately and
contact Belkin for a new replacement unit.
For more information, contact Belkin toll-free at
800-952-1465 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit
the firm's Web site at www.belkin.com/recall.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10024.html.