Ideal Industries, Inc., Sycamore, Ill., has announced that it’s conducting a recall of certain manufacturing lots of its voltage and voltage/continuity testers sold primarily in North America. The units recalled are tester models 61-065, 61-066, 61-067, 61-076, 61-079, and 61-080 manufactured in Sycamore, Ill. and Ajax, Ontario, Canada from mid-November 1999 through mid-May 2002.

Ideal has received reports of the solenoid shorting out of higher voltages without warning and blowing the faceplate off the unit. There have been two reports of users burned when using these units. Ideal has notified its distributors, representatives, and customers of the recall.