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Belkin recalls TuneBase models over safety concerns

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Friday, October 23, 2009
News Categories: iPod Accessories

Belkin has issued a voluntary recall of three of their TuneBase products, citing safety concerns. The recall notice indicates that the washer on the TuneBase can cause an electrical short-circuit when plugged into a vehicle’s cigarette lighter adapter and under certain conditions of heat, humidity or extended periods of use has the potential to pose a risk of fire.

The specific products affected are the TuneBase Direct with Hands-Free, the TuneBaseFM with Hands-Free and the TuneBaseFM with ClearScan. Users of these devices should immediately stop using their products and visit to arrange for the return of their TuneBase product.

More details and a list of model numbers specifically affected by this issue can be found on the TuneBase recall page.

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Thanks iLounge. I’m certain I never would have known about this recall if it weren’t for your website. Now I just have to do without my TuneBase for a little while . . . ugh.

Posted by urbanslaughter on October 23, 2009 at 10:23 AM (PDT)


ditto, thanks iLounge!

Posted by consumer_q on October 23, 2009 at 1:31 PM (PDT)



Posted by it's me on October 23, 2009 at 3:39 PM (PDT)


Thanks iLounge for this announcement! I went to the homepage of Belkin and had it not been for the link provided on your post, I would not have seen Belkin’s announcement for the TuneBase recall. Does anyone know if Belkin’s providing us with a replacement or a refund? Thanks!

Posted by nernyl on October 23, 2009 at 5:55 PM (PDT)


I had concerns over leaving this plugged in on a continuous basis.  This answers my question.  Thanks for the information.  I’d also like to know if this will be a product exchange or a refund.

Posted by Holly Erickson on October 26, 2009 at 6:48 AM (PDT)

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