Safety Alert Number 0904247

Stanley and Solarwide Industrial Recall Stud Sensors
Due to Shock Hazard
Release #09-185
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 215-1132
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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. Name of Product: Stanley(r) Stud Sensors 200 and Stanley(r) FatMax(r) 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(r) Stud Sensor 200 and Stanley(r) FatMax(r) 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: or e-mail Stanley at
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