Klein Tool Recalls Non-contact Voltage Testers Due to Faulty On/Off Button

Klein Tools of Lincolnshire, Ill., recalled about 1.7 million Non-Contact Voltage Testers, model NCVT-1 due to potential safety risk.

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.

The company urges consumers to immediately stop using the recalled non-contact voltage testers and to contact Klein Tools for instructions on receiving a free replacement tool.

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