DEWALT laser distance measurers recalled due to mislabelled power output

Starting date:
May 5, 2020
Posting date:
May 5, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-72965

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: DEWALT DW0165, DWO165s, and DWO0330s laser distance measurers.
  • Issue: The recalled products may operate at a higher power level than their markings indicate, posing a risk of operator misuse and injury.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact DEWALT for a relabelling kit.

Affected products

Certain DEWALT laser distance measurers

Product description

The affected products are laser distance measures with model numbers DW0165, DWO165s, and DWO0330s. They are typically used by building professionals and consumers to measure distances, areas, and volumes of buildings. The affected products were manufactured between week 19 of 2018 and week 43 of 2019. Only the models listed above that are labelled as Class 2 and have date codes between Week 19 of 2018 and Week 43 of 2019 are affected.

Hazard identified

DEWALT DW0165, DW0165s and DW0330s laser distance measurers may operate at a higher power level than their markings indicate, posing a risk of operator misuse and injury.

As of May 1, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 1116 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from May 2018 to July 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Manufacturer
The DeWALT Industrial Tool Co.
New Britain
Connecticut
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact DEWALT Industrial Tool Co. to obtain a relabelling kit.

For more information, consumers may contact DEWALT via the DEWALT helpline toll-free at (800) 847-9466 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, via email, or visit the company's website.

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.