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

Surge protector issues from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the Belkin SurgeMaster surge protector. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Belkin SurgeMaster
Belkin SurgeMaster™ Recall

Name of Product: SurgeMaster™ Surge Protectors

Units: About 68,700

Importer: Belkin International Inc., of Compton, California

Hazard: The molding of the plastic 360 degree rotating plug of the surge protector, 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 several consumer complaints about cracking of the plug molding. No injuries were reported.

Belkin SurgeMaster year of offense
Belkin SurgeMaster™ Recall 2003-2007
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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 from September 2003 through December 2007 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these surge suppressors 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

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