Klein Tools of Lincolnshire, Ill., is recalling about 1.7 million Non-Contact Voltage Testers, model NCVT-1.
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 operating properly, posing a shock hazard.
The firm 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.
A list of the model numbers involved in the recall, all bearing date codes ending in H7, may be found here.
The voltage testers, manufactured in China, were sold at The Home Depot stores and industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers and some hardware stores nationwide from January 2020, through March 2021, for about $17 (for units sold separately) and about $40-$68 (for kits).
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled non-contact voltage testers and contact Klein Tools for instructions on receiving a free replacement tool.
Consumers may contact Klein Tools at (800) 527-3099 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.kleintools.com and click on “Safety Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.