Klein Tools of Lincolnshire, Ill., is recalling about 121,000 digital clamp meters in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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.
No incidents or injuries are reported.
This recall involves Klein Tools digital clamp meters used to detect electrical current in wiring. Model numbers CL110, CL210, CL310 and CL110KIT with date codes 0815U-A1, 1015U-A1, 1115U-A1, 1215U-A1, 0116U-A1, 0216U-A1 and 0316U-A1 are included in this recall.
“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.
The meters are rated CAT III 600 volts and measure voltage up to 600 volts and alternating current up to 400 amps. Only the meter in the CL110KIT is included in the recall.
The meters, manufactured in China, were sold at Home Depot and other hardware stores, industrial distributors and electrical wholesalers nationwide from November 2015, through April 2016, for between $55 and $75.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and contact Klein Tools to receive postage paid labels to return the clamp meters for free replacement units.
Consumers may contact Klein Tools at 800-527-3099 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, online at www.kleintools.com and click on “Safety Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information or by email at ClampMeterRecall@kleintools.com.