Electrical Tester Recalled by Fluke Due to Shock or Burn Hazard
March 11, 2010
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.
Name of Product:
Fluke VoltAlert(r) 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(r) tester with the following model and item numbers:
Product Marking Description
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
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
March 11, 2010
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 983-5853
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908