Noncontact Electrical Tester Recalled

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Noncontact Electrical Tester Recalled

03/17/10

Name of Product: Fluke VoltAlert® Voltage Detector

Units: About 33,000

 

Manufacturer: Fluke Corporation, of Everett, Wash.

 

Hazard: The testers can fail to give an indication of live voltage, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing a risk of serious injury or death from electrical shock or thermal burns.

 

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

 

Description: The Fluke voltage testers look like a pen with a yellow, white and gray body. The testers measure 90 to 1000 volts alternating current (VAC). "Fluke" and the model number are printed on the front of each unit. The recall involves Fluke 1AC-A1-I VoltAlert® tester with the following model and item numbers:

 

Product Marking Description 1AC-AI FLUKE-1AC-I VoltAlert Voltage Tester

 

Sold at: Industrial distributors and electrical wholesalers nationwide from September 2009 through February 2010 for about $25.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact Fluke for a free replacement.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fluke toll-free at (888) 983-5853 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.fluke.com/1AC-A1recall

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

 

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.