Independent test affirms Zircon safety, performance

A comparative performance test by an independent testing laboratory confirmed the accuracy and dependability of Zircon stud finders and other wall scanning tools, while revealing troubling safety concerns about similar products manufactured by a competitor.

SGS U.S. Testing Company Inc. Consumer Testing Services (SGS) tested each tool 28 times. In every case, Zircon’s tools performed as well as, or better than, specifications claimed by the manufacturer.  While some of the competitors’ tools performed marginally, SGS noted some consistent and total failures with them when it came to detecting “hot” electrical wires. Furthermore, total failure always occurred directly above or immediately adjacent to the hidden wire, the most dangerous spot on the wall.  Such defects could result in users inadvertently nailing or drilling into hot electrical wire, with the potential to cause significant bodily harm.

Complete test results can be found on Zircon’s web site at Silicon Valley-based Zircon, in business for more than 30 years, is a privately owned enterprise dedicated to delivering innovative, easy-to-use technology to the world’s toolboxes.

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