Faulty Klein Digital Clamp Meters Expose Consumers to Safety Hazards

About 121,000 digital clamp meters are subject to recall

Faulty Klein Digital Clamp Meters Expose Consumers to Safety Hazards
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May 19, 2016

A dangerous digital clamp meter is now subject to a recall from Klein Tools.

The company has announced that it is recalling about 121,000 digital clamp meters used to detect electrical current in wiring. The affected meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator incorrectly believing the electrical power is off. This mistake can expose consumers to shock, electrocution, and burn hazards.

No injuries have been reported in connection with this defect.

The recall applies to meters bearing model numbers CL110, CL210, CL310, and CL110KIT and 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, while the date code can be found on the back. The meters are black with a backlit LCD display and an orange trigger and clamp mechanism.

The meters could be found at Home Depot and other hardware stores, industrial distributors, and electrical wholesalers nationwide from November 2015 through April 2016 for between $55 and $75.

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.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Klein Tools by phone at 800-527-3099 or by email at ClampMeterRecall@kleintools.com.