F8Z442ea, F8Z441ea, F8Z176eaBLK

Product Type: 
iPod chargers
Product Manufacturer: 
Belkin
Serial number(s): 
Not applicable
Recall Date: 
Saturday, 4 September, 2010
Manufactured dates: 
Purchased between 1 April 2009 and 30 October 2009
Contact Details: 
www.belkin.com/tunebaserecall
Investigator Name: 
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Belkin TuneBase Equipment

Voluntary Recall of Belkin TuneBase Direct with Hands-
Free, TuneBase FM with Hands-Free and TuneBase FM
with ClearScan

Belkin has determined that these products pose a potential
risk of fire

Global recall of products effective immediately

Belkin International Inc has initiated a voluntary global product
recall of the above products, the model numbers for which are
listed below. Belkin has identified that a component of the
TuneBase, the washer, may cause a electrical short circuit
when the TuneBase when plugged into a vehicle's cigarette
lighter adapter. The washer is a circular, black, plastic unit
situated at the tip of the TuneBase's cigarette lighter adapter.
After rigorous investigation, Belkin has determined that under
certain conditions of heat, humidity and prolonged periods of
power-on (e.g. when the TuneBase is plugged in and left
overnight), some units with the washer have shown potential
to smoke or pose a risk of fire.

Whilst we believe this issue may be isolated to a limited number
of units produced with this washer, Belkin places the
safety of our consumers ahead of all other considerations and
is recalling all TuneBase products purchased by customers
between 1 April 2009 and 30 October 2009.

No incidents of personal injury have been reported as a result
of the TuneBase devices.

Belkin is working diligently with its retail partners to remove all
affected products from the stores shelves globally.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A TUNEBASE PURCHASED BETWEEN 1 APRIL 2009 and 30 OCTOBER 2009:
• Stop using the product immediately
• Contact Belkin to participate in its TuneBase exchange program
that will provide eligible customers with a TuneBase replacement,
free of charge
• Learn more at www.belkin.com/tunebaserecall
• Customers without internet access can call 00800 223
55460 (free phone)

IF YOU HAVE A TUNEBASE PURCHASED PRIOR TO 1ST
APRIL 2009, NO ACTION IS REQUIRED. YOUR PRODUCT IS
NOT AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL.

The model numbers of affected Tunebases
(located on the back of the TuneBase itself).
F8Z442ea, F8Z441ea, F8Z176eaBLK

The product box may have a slightly different model number.
Please refer to the product itself to find the correct model
number.

Belkin Limited