By Renée Francoeur
May 20, 2016 – Klein Tools has issued a recall for its digital clamp meters, including models CL110, CL210, CL310 and the CL110 kit, due to shock and burn hazards.
The meters—which were manufactured in China—can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing shock, electrocution and burn risks, Klein Tools stated.
About 3300 were sold in Canada at Home Depot and other hardware stores, industrial distributors and electrical wholesalers from November 2015 through April 2016 for between $55 and $75 US.
The products in the recall have date codes 0815U-A1, 1015U-A1, 1115U-A1, 1215U-A1, 0116U-A1, 0216U-A1 and 0316U-A1. “Klein Tools” and the model number are printed on the front of the clamp meters. The date code is printed on the back. The meters are black with a backlit LCD display and an orange trigger and clamp mechanism. They are rated CAT III 600V and measure voltage up to 600V and alternating current up to 400 amps. Only the meter in the CL110KIT is included in the recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and contact Klein Tools at 800-527-309 or ClampMeterRecall@kleintools.com to receive postage paid labels to return the clamp meters for free replacement units.