D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following
recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
product: Ideal Solenoid Voltage Testers
Ideal Industries Inc., of Sycamore, Ill.
These testers can short out at high voltages. Consumers can suffer
Ideal has received 11 reports of these testers shorting out at higher
voltages, resulting in the faceplate blowing off the units. Two
users were burned when their units reportedly shorted out. One reportedly
sustained third-degree burns on his hands, forearms, neck and face,
while the other suffered second- and third-degree burns to his hands.
These are Ideal voltage and voltage/continuity testers with model
numbers 61-065, 61-066, 61-067, 61-076, 61-079, and 61-080. "IDEAL"
and the model number are located on the front of the tester. The
tester body is yellow. The wire leads have one black and one red
test probe. Recalled units were manufactured between November 1999
and May 2002. Contact Ideal to determine if your electrical tester
is included in this recall.
Electrical distributors, industrial distributors and home centers
nationwide between December 1999 and July 2003 for between $30 and
in: U.S.A. and Canada
Contact Ideal to receive a free replacement tester.
Contact: Ideal toll-free at (877) 557-8598 between 7 a.m. and
5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can access Ideal's
Web site at www.idealindustries.com.
Glenn Hollister, of Ideal Industries Inc., (815) 895-1307 and Jim
MacMurdo, of Ideal Industries Inc., (815) 899-7779.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting
the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from
more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents
cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed
to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children.
The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such
as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals
- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate
of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the
past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800)
638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html.
Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's
Web site at www.cpsc.gov.