Shock hazard prompts voltage tester recall

Health Canada has issued a recall notice for Klein Tools’ non-contact voltage tester (NCVT-1) due to electric shock hazard. The recall is in coordination with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Klein Tools.

According to the government, the tool does not detect voltage until the on/off button is released, posing an electric shock hazard to users who believe there is no voltage present. Consumers should immediately stop using the tool and contact Klein Tools for a replacement.

Affected models are: NCTV1, NCTV1SEN and 69149, which is sold as an electrical test kit. All of the products were sold from March 2020 to March 2021.

So far Health Canada has received no incident reports in connection to the tool, but Klein has received two reports of incidents or injuries in the U.S. Almost 69,000 units were sold in Canada.

For more information, visit Canada’s recall and safety alerts. To report an incident contact Health Canada.

Klein Tools can be reached at [email protected] or 800-527-3099.