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Southwire Recalls Voltage Detectors Due to Shock and Burn Hazards

This recall involves Southwire non-contact voltage detectors with model numbers 40110N and 40120N. Voltage detectors alert users to the presence of electric current running through electrical wires. The recalled voltage detectors are cylindrical shaped, about six inches long and about two inches in circumference. They are brownish gold in color with a black center insert. "Southwire," the model number and the CE and UL listing symbols are printed on the voltage detectors. They have red LED lights to indicate the presence of live electric current. Model 40110N detects voltage from 100 to 1,000 VAC. Model 40120N detects voltage from 24 to 1,000 VAC.
Non-contact voltage detectorsType : Electrical Testing EquipmentCategoryID : 68054About 1.2 million (in addition, 3,640 were sold in Canada)
Lowe’s and other home and hardware stores nationwide and online at and other websites from June 2013 through February 2016 for about $15.CompanyID : 0
Recall Date:    Jun 1, 2016
Southwire is aware of one report of an incident of a false reading by the voltage detector. The consumer received an electrical shock and fell off a ladder.
Southwire Company LLC, of Carrollton, Ga.CompanyID : 0
Mfg Country:
Recall ID:    7755
Last Published:    Jun 1, 2016
Official Site:    Link


RecallMe Number:    16183
RecallMe Status:    Announced
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