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Recall: Vernier Go! Temp Temperature Sensors

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On 2005-02-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Vernier Go! Temp Temperature Sensors due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2004 for about $39.00.

About 4,000 units are involved in this Vernier Software & Technology temperature sensor recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Thermostats/Thermometers/Sensors category in 2005.

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Vernier Go! Temp Temperature Sensors
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What is the problem?

When connected to a computer, a static discharge to the sensor can cause the sensor to draw too much current from the computer, causing the sensor to get hot. The sensor can get hot enough to cause a burn to the skin or damage objects in contact with it.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

Vernier's Go! Temp is a temperature sensor that connects directly to a computer USB port and collects data (temperature) from the probe. The sensors are used in science classrooms. They have serial numbers 0104XXXXXXXX through 2004XXXXXXXX. The serial number is found by connecting the sensor to the computer after installing Logger Lite software, which is included with the sensor. To determine the serial number, connect the sensor, start Logger Lite, pull down the Experiment menu, choose Set Up Sensors, and choose Go!Temp. The serial number will appear in the dialog box displayed on the computer screen.

These items were sold new+ at Vernier Software & Technology and its resellers through their catalogs and Web sites from February 6, 2004 through December 3, 2004 for about $39.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should stop using the Vernier Go! Temp included in this recall immediately and contact Vernier Software & Technology for a free replacement.

For additional information, contact Vernier Software & Technology at (888)837-6437 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and on the firm's Web site at www.vernier.com/recall.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Incidents/Injuries: Vernier reported one incident in which a teacher suffered burns to her palm.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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