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Klein Tools recalls non-contact voltage testers due to shock hazard

Klein Tools Is Recalling Non-Contact Voltage Testers Due to Shock Hazard

Klein Tools is recalling about 1,690,000 non-contact voltage testers in the United States and about 67,800 in Canada.

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 isn’t operating correctly, posing a shock hazard to the users.

Klein Tools has received two reports of incidents of the voltage tester not working properly, including one shock injury.

This recall involves Klein Tools Non-Contact Voltage Testers with model numbers NCVT1 and date codes ending H7. The product was also sold separately and in kits.

The following model numbers are involved in the recall, all bearing date codes ending in H7.

Model Number

Description

Retail Price (U.S. $)

NCVT1

Non-Contact Voltage Tester

16.97

NCVT1SEN

Non-Contact Voltage Tester with Sensormatic Tag

16.97

NCVT1EP

Non-Contact Voltage Tester (Econo. Pack - Bubble Bag)

16.97

NCVT1A

Non-Contact Voltage Tester (Asian Packaging)

16.97

NCVT1E

Non-Contact Voltage Tester (European Packaging)

16.97

69149

KIT, 3PC, Multimeter Test Kit (Retail Clam Shell)

39.97

80018

KIT, 4PC, Residential Electrical Tool Kit (Poly-Bag & UPC Label)

49.99

80023

KIT, 3PC, Home Inspector Moisture Meter Kit, (Poly-Bag & UPC Label)

59.99

MPZ00001

KIT, 2PC, Pliers + NCVT1 Tester (Clam Shell)

51.72

MPZ00052R

KIT, 3PC, Stripper/Cutter + NCVT1 Tester + RT210 GFCI Tester (Retail Clam Shell)

67.42

The meters have a yellow body housing with a tinted gray tip and a black pocket clip/battery cap on the back.

The part/model numbers are written on the top of each unit above the brand name KLEIN TOOLS, and date codes are printed on the bottom of the unit under the brand name.

The product is rated CAT IV and measures voltage up to 1,000 Volts.

The non-contact voltage testers were sold at Home Depot stores and industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers, and some hardware stores nationwide from January 2020 through March 2021. The price was about $17, for units sold separately, and about $40-$68, for kits.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled non-contact voltage testers and contact Klein Tools for instructions on receiving a free replacement tool, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call Klein Tools at 800-527-3099 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email ncvt1support@kleintools.com, or visit www.kleintools.com and click on “Safety Recall Information” at the bottom of the page.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

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