June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021 Klein has issued a recall on some of their NCVT-1 non-contact voltage testers where an operator error (keeping the on/off button depressed) would erroneously indicate that the tool is ready to detect voltage by providing a green light at the tip of the tool when it in fact is not ready. Most of the non-contact voltage detectors (proximity detectors) that are being used at the laboratory are made by Fluke. Proximity detectors of this type are widely available and many people use them at home. Klein is a well known manufacturer of electrical tools for industry. Those in possession of Klein NCVT should verify the model of the detector; if the detector is an NCVT-1 then look at the corresponding date codes and follow the manufacturer instructions available here. If the Laboratory has provided you with one of the detectors included in this recall, please let your DSC and ESC representative know so that we can keep track at the Laboratory of potential impact/extent of conditions.
December 13, 2018
Please be on the lookout for Fluke T-Pole Testers (Fluke T110, T130, and T150, pictured below). These have been recalled because they may fail to indicate that live voltage is present. If you see any of these, take them out of service immediately and turn in to the Electrical Safety Group. Link to the Fluke page: Recall notice As a reminder, only those meters and testers listed in Appendix E of the Electrical Safety Manual are approved for ZVV. Fluke T-Pole Testers are not on the approved list.
July 19, 2018
ISSUE: We have been notified that certain types of Eaton Heavy-Duty Safety Disconnect Switches (30 and 60 Amp) may have a serious manufacturing defect. The switch may fail to disconnect power even when the handle is pulled down to the off position. It should NOT be used for LOTO and will have to be replaced or repaired. At this point, the focus is identifying if and where we may have these switches. Repairs will be effected in a planned fashion through Facilities. Detailed information can be found here: Eaton link ACTION: Be on the lookout for (BOLO) any 30 or 60 Amp Eaton Switch that has a similar appearance to the one in the attached photo. If found, email email@example.com with information about the location. We will schedule an immediate visit by a qualified person to determine whether this switch is subject to the recall. DO NOT RELY on any 30 or 60 A switch for LOTO unless you are certain it is not part of the affected units. Instead, LOTO upstream at the breaker panel.
April 26, 2018
Description: This recall involves Honeywell’s type 1 Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats. They were sold in a variety of different colors. They were sold in a variety of different colors. The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hard hats and contact Honeywell to receive a product credit or voucher equal to the purchase price of the recalled hard hat. QEWs: remember to check the hard hats inside the arc-rated hoods and those used with faceshields. Honeywell’s type 1 Fibre-Metal E2: The Fibre-Metal E2 hard hats have a manufacture date of April 2016, May 2016, December 2017 or January 2018. The date code is in a clock format: the numbers around the circle correspond to the 12 months of the year, the arrow points to the month of manufacture and the numbers on either side of the arrow represent the last two digits of the year. North Peak A79: The North Peak A79 hard hats were manufactured from April 2016 through January 2018. Only North Peak A79 hard hats with mold identification number 4 are included on this recall. North by Honeywell, the mold identification number, and the manufacture date can be found on the underside of the hat’s brim. The date code is in a clock format: the numbers around the circle correspond to the 12 months of the year, the arrow points to the month of manufacture and the numbers on either side of the arrow represent the last two digits of the year. CSPC post: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/honeywell-recalls-hard-hats-due-to-risk-of-head-injury
April 24, 2018
Safety Alert Schneider Electric Recalls Square D Brand General Duty Safety Switches Schneider electric has recalled their Square D Brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240 Volt 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches. The power can stay on even when the switch is in the “OFF” position. This poses a serious shock or electrocution hazard. The recalled switches were manufactured from January 1, 2014 through January 18, 2018. See photo below for an example switch affected by the Safety Alert.