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Product Recall: Klein Tools non-contact voltage tester model NCVT-1

June 15, 2021 | By HPAC Magazine

The on/off button can remain depressed. Approximately 67,808 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Health Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Klein Tools have announced a product recall involving the Klein Tools Non-Contact Voltage Testers (NCTV1).  These are instruments used for the non-contact detection of AC voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers, switches, outlets, wires and other equipment.

The model numbers included in this recall are: NCTV1, NCTV1SEN, and 69149 (model 69149 is sold as an electrical test kit). The affected products were sold from March, 2020 to March, 2021.

It was identified that the on/off button can remain depressed during the power on or power off cycle, causing the tester to work improperly. Consumers testing electrical sources could fail to be warned of the presence of live voltage if the tester is not properly operating, posing a shock hazard to the users.

The company reported that approximately 67,808 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 1,190,020 were sold in the U.S.

As of June 7, 2021 the company had received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the U.S. the company received at least two reports of incidents or injuries.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled non-contact voltage testers and contact Klein Tools for instructions on receiving a free replacement tool.




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