November 13, 2000Kole Imports Recalls Circuit
CA (SafetyAlerts) - Kole Imports
said today it is voluntarily recalling about 4,000 electric circuit testers. The circuit
testers can fail to indicate if electric current is present, posing a risk of electric
shock to consumers.
CPSC has received one report of an electric shock received by a consumer when the circuit
tester did not work.
These Sterling-brand screwdriver-type circuit testers are about 5.25 inches long. The
tester looks similar to a small screwdriver, and has a clear, plastic handle. Inside the
handle is a spring and small light. The tester has a red plastic end cap. There is no
writing on the testers. The model number, "ML-24," and "MADE IN CHINA"
are written on the packaging.
Discount stores sold these circuit testers nationwide from January 2000 through September
2000. They cost about $1 for a package containing two testers.
Consumers should stop using these recalled circuit testers immediately. Consumers with
these testers should contact Kole Imports to learn how to receive a refund. For more
information, call Kole at (866) 251-0982 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through
Friday, or visit Kole's web site at http://www.koleimports.com/Recall.htm.
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