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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.

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