|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 983-5853
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: Fluke VoltAlert® Voltage Detector
Units: About 33,000
Manufacturer: Fluke Corporation, of Everett, Wash.
Hazard: The testers can fail to give an indication of live voltage, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing a risk of serious injury or death from electrical shock or thermal burns.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Fluke voltage testers look like a pen with a yellow, white and gray body. The testers measure 90 to 1000 volts alternating current (VAC). "Fluke" and the model number are printed on the front of each unit. The recall involves Fluke 1AC-A1-I VoltAlert® tester with the following model and item numbers:
|1AC-AI||FLUKE-1AC-I VoltAlert Voltage Tester|
Sold at: Industrial distributors and electrical wholesalers nationwide from September 2009 through February 2010 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact Fluke for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fluke toll-free at (888) 983-5853 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.fluke.com/1AC-A1recall
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