SurgeMaster™ Surge Protectors Recalled by Belkin International Inc. Due to Shock Hazard
April 27, 2010
On October 27, 2009 Belkin International Inc., of Compton, CA recalled approximately 68,700 SurgeMaster™ surge protectors. 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. However, no injuries were reported.
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.
These units were sold by independent distributors nationwide and the internet by www.belkin.com from September 2003 through December 2007 for about $50. They were manufactured in China.
You 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 their Web site at www.belkin.com/recall.
Do you need assistance with your electrical wiring project? Please visit my DIY Electrical Wiring Help from a Master Electrician page. Where I provide electrical wiring tips, expert electrical advice, answers to your electrical questions and electrical consulting & design services over the phone, via instant messenger or via email.
- Zoeller Pump Co. Recalls Septic Pumps Due to Shock Hazard
- Extension Ladders Recalled by Louisville Ladder Due to Fall Hazard
- Fluke Recalls Noncontact Electrical Tester Due to Shock or Burn Hazard
- Counterfeit Power Cords Sold Exclusively on eBay Recalled by Hanashop Due to Fire and Shock Hazard
- Gas Dryers Recalled By General Electric Due To Shock Hazard