Netgear Inc. recalls Wall Plug Ethernet Bridges!


CPSC & Netgear Inc. announced a recall of Wall Plug Ethernet Bridges on July 14, 2004.


This question was answered on July 15, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) & Netgear Inc recently announced a recall of Wall Plug Ethernet Bridges Netgear Inc is voluntarily recalling about 53,500 units across the United States The plastic housing on these recalled Ethernet Bridges can detach, thereby causing a shock hazard to users At this point only one report of this has happened and no injuries have been incurred

The Wall Plug Ethernet Bridge is used to extend internet availability throughout a home or business 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 These models were sold at various electronics stores, Web sites, and through the NETGEAR Web site from February 2003 through May 2004 for between $50 and $80

Consumers with the recalled units are advised to stop using the product immediately and contact the company for a free repair kit

For information on the adapter retrofit kit, log on to the company's Web site:

For more information on this recall please go to:

U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on July 15, 2004