Belkin International Inc. Recalls SurgeMaster™ Surge Protectors Due to Shock Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2009
Release # 10-024
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 952-1465
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Belkin International Inc. Recalls SurgeMaster™ Surge Protectors Due to Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: SurgeMaster™ Surge Protectors

Units: About 68,700

Importer: Belkin International Inc., of Compton, Calif.

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.

Incidents/Injuries: Belkin has received seven consumer complaints about cracking of the plug molding. No injuries were reported.

Description: This 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.

Sold by: Independent distributors nationwide and the internet by www.belkin.com from September 2003 through December 2007 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these power strips immediately and contact Belkin for a new replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: 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

Picture of rotating plug on Recalled Surge Protector

Picture of Surge Protector Label