By Anthony Capkun
June 9, 2021 – In a joint recall with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), Klein Tools Inc. is recalling its non-contact voltage tester (NCVT-1) due to shock hazard.
When the On/Off button is depressed and not released, the tool will falsely indicate that it is ready to detect voltage; however, it will not detect the presence of voltage until the On/Off button is released, posing a shock hazard if the user believes no voltage is present.
Model numbers included in this recall are:
• 69149 (sold as an electrical test kit)
The company reports that about 67,800 of these units were sold in Canada from March 2020 through March 2021.
The units were manufactured in China.
As of June 7, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received at least two reports of incidents or injuries.
Are you affected? Stop using the recalled product and contact Klein Tools Inc. to receive a replacement:
Email email@example.com or call 800-527-3099.
Remember: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.