Stud Sensor 200™ | 77-720

STANLEY® and Solarwide Industrial Recall Stud Sensors Due to Shock Hazard

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® Stud Sensors 200 and STANLEY® FatMax® 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® Stud Sensor 200 and STANLEY® FatMax® 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