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Stanley Stud Sensors 200 and Stanley FatMax Stud Sensors 400

Description: Stanley and Solarwide Industrial Recall Stud Sensors Due to Shock Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2009 Release #09-185 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 215-1132 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Stanley and Solarwide Industrial Recall Stud Sensors Due to Shock Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Stanley® Stud Sensors 200 and Stanley® FatMax® Stud Sensors 400 Units: About 78,000 Manufacturer: Solarwide Industrial Ltd., of Hong Kong Importer: The Stanley Works, of New Britain, Conn. Hazard: The stud sensor can fail to calibrate properly and detect AC electrical wires behind the wall, posing a shock hazard to the user. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The recalled stud sensor models include the Stanley® Stud Sensor 200 and Stanley® FatMax® Stud Sensor 400 with model numbers 77-720 and 77-730. The model number is located in a slide-out reference guide found in the base of the sensor’s handle. The sensors are made of black plastic with a wide yellow stripe down the center. “Stanley” or “FatMax” are printed on the front of the product. A date code is printed on the inside of the battery cover. Affected sensors have date codes that do not begin with the letter “R.” Sold at: Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from November 2007 through January 2009 for between $20 and $30. Manufactured in: Hong Kong Remedy: Consumers should contact Stanley to determine if their stud sensor is included in the recall and to receive a free replacement sensor. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Stanley toll-free at (866) 215-1132 between from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.stanleytools.com or e-mail Stanley at stanleytools@stanleycustomercare.com [Source]

Stanley Stud Sensors 200 and Stanley FatMax Stud Sensors 400 Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date04/07/2009
Recall ID5190
Recall Number09185
Product TypeTools Miscellaneous
HazardElectrocution/Electric Shock
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