Belkin Limited—TuneBase Direct with Hands-Free, TuneBase FM with Hands-Free, TuneBase FM with ClearScan

Identifying features

F8Z441 (also known as F8Z441au), F8Z442, F8Z176

What are the defects?

Belkin has identified that a component of the TuneBase, the washer, may cause an electrical short circuit when the unit is 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.

What are the hazards?

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 black washer have shown potential to smoke or pose a risk of fire.

What should consumers do?

Any owners should immediately contact Belkin Limited to arrange for return of the defective product and replacement.
Website: www.belkin.com/tunebaserecall
Belkin Recall Advice Line: 1800-142-829
Business hours Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5pm AEDT

Traders who sold this product

Apple Pty Ltd, Beyond the Box, Bing Lee, BMS Technology Pty Ltd, Brightstar Logistics Pty Ltd, Complete Computer Centre Wagga, Computers Now Sth Melbourne, Digital Appeal, Domayne, Express Online, Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Ingram Micro, JB Hifi, Jerdon Pty Ltd, Joyce Mayne, Maccentric Chatswood, Mac 1, Macworx Joondalup, Next Byte, Radio Rentals, Raleru Ltd, Renaissance Limited, Retravision, The Mac Shop Launceston, WOW Sight & Sound

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 1 April 2009 - 26 October 2009

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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