Due to potential safety concerns, Vernier is conducting a voluntary recall of the Vernier Circuit Board 2 (order code VCB2). The issue is that it is possible to place the switch between two positions. When this happens, the power can short circuit and overheat the switch to dangerous temperatures. While no injuries have been reported, this affects Vernier Circuit Board 2 units that were purchased between August 2015 and April 2018.

Those who own one or more Vernier Circuit Board 2 units need to:

  1. Stop using the Vernier Circuit Board 2 immediately.
  2. Remove all batteries from the battery holders immediately.
  3. Arrange for a retrofit of the circuit board to eliminate this problem by providing your information in the Vernier recall form.

Once the recall form is filled out, Vernier will send the customer a prepaid UPS label to return the unit(s) for a free upgrade.

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by Vernier, under the Consumer Protection Safety Commission’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.