The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades


2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Recent Posts
Members: Did you know?
by Admin
37 minutes 25 seconds ago
Safety at heights?
by HotLine1
Yesterday at 08:51 PM
International Wire Colour Codes
by Texas_Ranger
Yesterday at 03:29 PM
Looking for older post
by Texas_Ranger
Yesterday at 03:22 PM
Last time to chat here
by Trumpy
01/20/17 11:41 PM
New in the Gallery:
Desk-mounted "power-board"
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 36
HotLine1 20
Ruben Rocha 17
gfretwell 16
Trumpy 15
Who's Online
1 registered (Admin), 81 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#148108 - 08/04/03 10:46 AM Recall of Ideal Solenoid Testers in Canada
Admin Online   content

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3188
Loc: NY, USA
(Canadian Recall)
June 2003
Important Safety Notice and Recall
IDEAL Solenoid Testers

Dear IDEAL Customer:

As part of IDEAL's commitment to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction, we want to advise you of a potentially unsafe condition when using certain IDEAL Voltage and Voltage/Continuity testers. Because of our concern for your safety and the reputation of these products, we are undertaking a voluntary recall on select models.

The units recalled are Tester Models 61-065, 61-066, 61-067, 61-076, 61-079, and 61-080 that were manufactured from mid November 1999 through mid May 2002. This DOES NOT affect any of these testers prior to November 1999 and after May 2002. No other IDEAL testers or meters are affected.

Description of the Problem: IDEAL has received reports of the solenoid coil shorting out at higher voltages without warning and blowing the faceplate off the unit. There have been two reports of users burned when using these units.
Click >> more info

(Thank You to Tony Moscioni for supplying this)
Arc Flash PPE Clothing, LOTO & Insulated Tools

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals