Belkin Recall on 68,700 Surgemasters

Belkin Recall on 68,700 Surgemasters

Anthony Nguyen
Oct 29, 2009

Recalls are never a pretty thing, but luckily this one is optional. Well, optional in a sense it won't spontaneously combust and take the whole house down with you, but the reason for the recall is because of the flimsy piece of plastic around the "cool back then" 360-rotating outlet that happens to break off really easily, exposing the user to harm.

More details on the specific models affected, after the jump...

From Slashgear:

"The recall covers 68,700 of the surge protectors that were sold from September 2003 through December 2007 for around $50. The models covered in the recall include the F9G930-10, F9G930v10, F9G930-10-W and F9G930-10-SN, which were all built in 2003.

The reason for the recall is that the plastic casing around the 360-degree rotating outlets can break down and pose a risk of electric shock. Belkin reports that it has received seven complaints of the cracking issue and no reports of injury. Belkin will replace the affected surge protectors at its costs. Grey versions including models F9G930-10-GRY and F9G930fc10G-CL are not part of the recall."

I think my roommate happens to have one of these. Might have to pass along the word...

[Via Slashgear]

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