|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 215-1132
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Stanley® Stud Sensors 200 and Stanley® FatMax® Stud Sensors 400
Units: About 78,000
Manufacturer: Solarwide Industrial Ltd., of Hong Kong
Importer: The Stanley Works, of New Britain, Conn.
Hazard: The stud sensor can fail to calibrate properly and detect AC electrical wires behind the wall, posing a shock hazard to the user.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled stud sensor models include the Stanley® Stud Sensor 200 and Stanley® FatMax® Stud Sensor 400 with model numbers 77-720 and 77-730. The model number is located in a slide-out reference guide found in the base of the sensor's handle. The sensors are made of black plastic with a wide yellow stripe down the center. "Stanley" or "FatMax" are printed on the front of the product. A date code is printed on the inside of the battery cover. Affected sensors have date codes that do not begin with the letter "R."
Sold at: Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from November 2007 through January 2009 for between $20 and $30.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should contact Stanley to determine if their stud sensor is included in the recall and to receive a free replacement sensor.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Stanley toll-free at (866) 215-1132 between from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.stanleytools.com or e-mail Stanley at email@example.com
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