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June 16, 2021

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Klein Digital Clamp Meters Recall Due to Shock and Burn Hazards

Klein Digital Clamp Meters Recall

There’s a new Klein digital clamp meters recall that affects 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 (Klein Tools and the model number are printed on the front of the clamp meters and the date code is printed on the back). The Klein Tools clamp meters are black with a backlit LCD display and an orange trigger and clamp mechanism. The meters are used to detect electrical current in wiring and are rated CAT III 600 volts. They measure voltage up to 600 volts and alternating current up to 400 amps. With respect to the CL110KIT kit, only the clamp meter is included in the recall.


The recall is in place because the Klein clamp meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off. Obviously, this could pose shock, electrocution and burn hazards.

Klein Digital Clamp Meters Recall Quick Facts

Name of product: Digital clamp meters

Hazard: False voltage reading

Remedy: 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.

Contact: Call Klein Tools at 800-527-3099 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit them online at kleintools.com (click on “Safety Recall Information” at the bottom of the page), or email [email protected].

Units affected: About 114,000 (in addition, 3,300 were sold in Canada and 3,750 in Mexico)

The Klein Tools clamp meters were sold at Home Depot and other hardware stores, industrial distributors, and electrical wholesalers nationwide from November 2015 through April 2016. They retailed from between $55 and $75.

There are no reported incidents or injuries associated with this recall.


Klein Digital Clamp Meters Recall Remedy

If you have one of the affected clamp meters, you should immediately stop using the digital clamp meter(s) and contact Klein Tools (see contact info and options above) to receive postage paid labels to return the clamp meters for free replacement units.

 

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JasonInOH

Yep I’ve got an affected CL110 model. Came from the Orange store in maybe Jan 2016. It has read ok for me but I guess I’ll call them and see what they want me to do. Will advise…

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