Stud sensors don’t detect electrical wires

Stanley Works of New Britain, Conn., has recalled 18,500 Stanley Stud Sensor 200 and Stanley FatMax Stud Sensor 400 because they may fail to detect wires behind a wall, posing a shock hazard, Health Canada says.

There are no reports of injuries.

The two machines are made of black plastic and have a wide yellow stripe down the centre. The words Stanley or FatMax are printed on the front, and the model numbers 77-720 and 77-730 are in a slide-out reference guide on the base of the sensor's handle.

A date code can be found printed on the inside of the battery cover. Products with a date code that begin with the letter "R" are not included in the recall.

The products were sold from November 2007 to January 2009 at Wal-Mart, Rona and Home Depot retail stores across Canada.

Consumers should stop using the devices and contact Stanley at 1-800-263-6292 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday to Friday for a free replacement.

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