Shock Hazard Prompts Recall of SurgeMaster Surge Protectors

Belkin International is recalling SurgeMaster Surge Protectors because of a <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">shock hazard. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), about 68,700 SurgeMaster Surge Protectors are involved in the recall.

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. They were sold through independent distributors nationwide and the internet by www.belkin.com from September 2003 through December 2007 for about $50.

Grey models F9G930-10-GRY and F9G930fc10G-CL are not a part of this recall.

According to the recall notice, 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.

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

For more information, consumers should 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.

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