Belkin Recalls Tunebase MP3 Adapters

 

Click here to view the Part 573 Defect Notice

Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.:     Production Dates:
    BELKIN / F8Z176     Information not Available
    BELKIN / F8Z441     Information not Available
    BELKIN / F8Z442     Information not Available
Manufacturer: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC. Report Receipt Date: NOV 13, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E059000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 241,000
Summary: 
  BELKIN IS RECALLING CERTAIN AFTERMARKET TUNEBASE CIGARETTE LIGHTER ADAPTERS SOLD FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES. THE PRODUCTS BEING RECALLED ARE TUNEBASE FM WITH HANDS-FREE, MODEL NO. F8Z441 / F8Z441EA, TUNEBASE DIRECT WITH HANDS-FREE, MODEL NO. F8Z442 / F8Z442EA, AND TUNEBASE FM WITH CLEAR SCAN, MODEL NO. F8Z176 / F8Z176EABLK. THE PLASTIC WASHER CAN CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT WHEN PLUGGED INTO A VEHICLE'S CIGARETTE LIGHTER ADAPTER.
Consequence: 
  IF THE ADAPTER IS PLUGGED IN FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Remedy: 
  BELKIN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE ADAPTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 1, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BELKIN TRAFFIC AT 1-317-837-7308.
Notes: 
  OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .