By Anthony Capkun
December 11, 2013 – Thanks to Health Canada for letting us know Canadian Tire is voluntarily recalling a Mastercraft multimeter kit (product number 52-0727), which includes a DMM, non-contact voltage detector, socket tester and test leads.
The recall is a precautionary measure due to concerns the unit may not accurately detect voltage levels, posing a potential safety concern. Neither Health Canada nor Canadian Tire have received any reports of injury related to the use of this product.
About 8835 units were sold at Canadian Tire stores across Canada June 2013 to November 2013. They were manufactured in China.
Consumers should stop using the affected unit immediately and return it to their local Canadian Tire store for a refund.
Photo courtesy Health Canada.