One of our routers is missing… well, 7,200 of them

An appeal from D-Link:

London, 12 October 2006 – D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, urgently appeals to the public for help in a major product theft.

D-Link’s popular wireless starter kit, consisting of a Broadband Router and USB Adapter carries the model number DWL-922. 7200 pieces of this product bundle have been stolen in the UK, and D-Link has evidence that these goods are now being sold in the open market.

D-Link is urging the public to help to find the stolen goods and to contact us if they have come into contact or bought a product belonging to the stolen goods.

How can the products be recognised?
§          The stolen goods are sold under the model number: DWL-922/E and UPC Code: 790069285479 which is indicated on the bar-code together with the individual serial number label of the retail box
§          The products are identified with a serial number. At the end of this press release you will find a link to view all product serial numbers that were part of the theft on D-Link’s website so you can easily check if your product was part of the stolen goods batch
§          The products are sold at a heavily reduced price
§          The products may be offered with a free UK power supply or just with a Euro 2-pin unit

This theft is not only a financial loss to D-Link but more importantly causes confusion in the channel and to the market, which is why the stolen goods have to be located as soon as possible.

We encourage the public not to purchase, sell or re-sell these products.

If you have bought or sold products with serial numbers that match the ones released within this document, please contact D-Link urgently:

Tahira Perveen
Country Sales Manager UK & Ireland
Tel: +44 (0)208 955 9000

In the first instance we would ask anyone with information to advise D-Link who, with their insurers, have appointed investigators to assist members of the public in bringing information forward.  Alternatively members of the public can contact Crimestoppers in total confidence on 0800 555 111 quoting Kent Police Reference EZ/8732/06.