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

Belkin has identified that a component of the TuneBase, the washer, can cause an electrical short circuit 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 a rigorous investigation, Belkin has determined that under certain conditions of heat, humidity and prolonged periods of power-on (e.g. when the TuneBase is left plugged in overnight), some units with the washer have shown potential to pose a risk of fire.

While 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 consumers between April 1, 2009 and October 30, 2009.

Please read further for instructions about returning your TuneBase. We apologize for this inconvenience.

How do I identify which products are affected?

The following Belkin products are covered by the recall:
TuneBase FM with Hands-Free
TuneBase Direct with Hands-Free
TuneBase™ FM with ClearScan

Depending on the region purchased, these products are known by the following model numbers:
F8Z441, F8Z441ea, F8Z442, F8Z442ea, F8Z176, F8Z176eaBLK, F8Z341ea

The part number is located on the back of the product as shown here.

TuneBase FM - F8Z441
TuneBase Direct - F8Z442
TuneBase FM™ with ClearScan
- F8Z176

Please note that the product and the packaging may have slightly different model numbers. Please refer to the packaging to find the correct model number.

Please do not refer to any model number on the product itself or on the product manual.

What do I do next?

Stop using the product immediately. Please fill out the form below and we will contact you with shipping instructions shortly.

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