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Klein Tools recalls Digital Clamp Meters

Starting date:
May 20, 2016
Posting date:
May 20, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Electrical Hazard
Identification number:
RA-58398

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), PROFECO and Klein Tools

Affected products

Digital Clamp Meters

Product description

This recall involves Klein Tools Digital Clamp Meters with model numbers CL110, CL210, CL310 and CL110KIT. The recalled products have a black body housing with a backlit LCD display, an orange trigger and orange clamp mechanism. The part numbers are written on the front of each unit and date codes on the back of the unit. The meters are rated CAT III 600 Volts and measure voltage up to 600 Volts and alternating current up to 400 Amps. The affected products have ETL certification file number 5001748.

Products with the following model numbers and date codes are included in the recall:
Model Number Date Code
CL110, CL210, CL310 and CL110KIT 0815U-A1
1015U-A1
1115U-A1
1215U-A1
0116U-A1
0216U-A1
0316U-A1

 

The model number can be found above the dial on the front of the product. The certification file number and the date code can be found on the back of the product.

Accessories in the CL110KIT, specifically the 10x Line Splitter, RT210 GFCI Receptacle Tester, test leads, batteries and carrying case, are not part of this recall.

Hazard identified

The meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing shock, electrocution and burn hazards.

Neither Health Canada nor Klein Tools has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to this product in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 3,330 units were sold in Canada and 121,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November 2015 to April 2016 in various stores and online.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Klein Tools
Lincolnshire
Illinois
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Uni-Trend Technology
Guangdong
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Digital Clamp Meters and contact Klein Tools to arrange for a free replacement meter.

For additional information, consumers may contact Klein Tools by telephone toll-free at 1-800-527-3099 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST Monday through Friday, by email or  through the company's website and click on "Safety Recall Information" at the bottom of the page.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Consumers may view the release by Mexico's Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) on the Agency's website (Spanish only).

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.