Klein Tools Voltage Tester Product Recalled for Being Defective

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More and more homeowners are taking on DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects. Many are using electric power tools that are new to them. Voltage detectors are a good way to check for the presence of live voltage when using these tools. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, on June 9, 2021, Klein Tools issued a voluntary product recall of the Non-Contact Voltage Tester Model NCVT-1. 

The on/off button can remain depressed during the power-on/power-off cycles. This creates a potential hazard to the user. The on/off button of the NCVT-1 is intended to be pressed and released. If the button remains depressed, the tip of the tool remains lit. This indicates the tool is "ready to detect voltage," when in fact it’s not. This failure to warn of live voltage could lead to serious injury. It’s also a potential liability for the manufacturer.  

Klein Tools manufactures a variety hand tools. They sold about 1,690,000 voltage testers in the United States. This defective product recall only involves Klein Tools Non-Contact Voltage Tester with model numbers NCVT-1 and date codes ending in H7. 

Have you purchased the Non-Contact Voltage Tester Model NCVT-1?  Stop using it even if you haven’t had any issues. Contact Klein Tools to return your unit at no charge for a replacement. Call customer service at 800-527-3099 or email ncvt1recall@kleintools.com  Klein Tools will provide a replacement product as per recall regulations. Klein Tools must receive the recalled unit back before issuing a replacement. 

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