Klein Tools has recalled their NCVT-1 non-contact voltage tester due to a potential shock hazard.
Specifically, the on/off button can stick and remain depressed during on-off power cycles, causing improper operation.
If the button remains depressed during the power cycle, the tip of the tool could remain illuminated in green, indicating that the tool is “ready to detect voltage” when it is not actually ready to be used.
Should this happen, and the non-contact voltage tester is not operating properly, users testing electrical sources might not be warned of the presence of live voltage. This poses a shock hazard to users.
This recall involves about 1,690,000 units sold in the USA, and about 67,800 units sold in Canada.
Klein NCVT-1 tools affected by this recall will have the model number printed on the housing, and date codes ending in H7.
If you have a voltage tester affected by this recall, stop using it immediately and contact Klein Tools for a replacement.
Phone: 800-527-3099 (7am thru 6pm CT Monday thru Friday
Email: [email protected] – be sure to include your contact information, address, and email address.
CPSC Recall Number: 21-150
Note: The Klein NCVT-1 was sold individually as well as in different tool kits and bundles.
Klein Tools says:
Klein has an outstanding safety record and we take this matter very seriously. No injuries have been reported from the use of these testers, but Klein Tools is recalling them out of an abundance of caution. Our number one concern is the safety of our loyal Klein Tools customers. We apologize for any inconvenience and promise to redouble our efforts to continue providing you with quality tools.
The CPSC says that there were 2 reported incidents of the voltage tester not working properly, including one shock injury.
Thank you to Matt O for the heads-up!