[CUWiN] Saturday work party? CPSC, NETGEAR Inc. Announce Recall of Wall Plug Ethernet Bridges

Tom Harnsberger t.harnsberger at worldnet.att.net
Wed Jul 14 21:46:37 CDT 2004

I would be interested in attending on Saturday, not sure what my schedule is right now.  I work in the UBA office next door to OJC.  I am not sure what parts you are using, but you might be interested in the following:
July 14, 2004 
Release # 04-178  Firm's Hotline: (800) 303-5507 
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 

CPSC, NETGEAR Inc. Announce Recall of Wall Plug Ethernet Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
otherwise instructed. 

Name of product: Wall Plug Ethernet Bridge

Units: About 53,500 units

Manufacturer: NETGEAR Inc., of Santa Clara, Calif.

Hazard: The plastic housing on these units can detach, posing a shock

Incidents/Injuries: NETGEAR has received one report from a consumer of a
detached casing. No injuries were reported. 

Description: The Wall Plug Ethernet Bridge is used to extend internet
availability throughout a home or business. It is 2.75 inches high, 3.5
inches wide, and 2 inches thick, with a grayish silver plastic housing.
"NETGEAR" is written on the top of the housing. The plastic housing
contains a label with the model number and the serial number on it. The
model number is XE102 and the serial numbers are XE12A32LB000001 through
XE12A32LB005000 and XE12134LB005021 through XE12143LB053586. 

Sold at: Various electronics stores, Web sites, and through the NETGEAR
Web site from February 2003 through May 2004 for between $50 and $80. 

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately. Remove
electrical power source to the receptacle and unplug the unit. Contact
the company for a free repair kit. The free repair kit when affixed will
ensure that the plastic housing will not become loose or separated.

Consumer Contact: Call NETGEAR Inc., toll-free at (800) 303-5507 anytime
for a free repair kit. Consumers also can register at the company's Web
site www.netgear.com to order a free repair kit. 

To view this press release online, use the following link:

Tom Harnsberger
2104 East Barnes Street
Urbana, Illinois 61802-7606
t.harnsberger at att.net
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