(WBRE/WYOU) More than one million voltage detectors are being recalled because they could give a false “no voltage” reading.
The recall involves Southwire Non-Contact Voltage Detectors which are supposed to alert users to the presence of electrical current running through electrical wires.
A false “no voltage” reading poses shock, electrocution and burn hazards to consumers.
The voltage detectors were sold at Lowe’s and other home and hardware stores nationwide and online.
Consumers should stop using the product and contact Southwire for instructions on returning them for a free replacement.
Southwire toll-free at 855-798-6657 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.southwire.com and click on Product Recall for more information.