Klein Tools has recalled 114,000 of their digital clamp meters due to possible shock and burn hazards.
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the digital clamp meters, which are used to detect electrical current in wiring, can fail to give an accurate voltage reading. This can result in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing shock, electrocution, and burn hazards.
The clamp meters are black with a backlit LCD display and an orange trigger. The meters measure alternating current up to 400 amps and voltage up to 600 amps. In the CL110KIT, only the meter in the kit is included in the recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the meters and should contact Klein Tools to return the faulty meter for a replacement. No injuries have been reported.
The digital clamp meters with the following model numbers and date codes have been recalled:
The meters were sold at Home Depot, other hardware stores, industrial distributors and electrical wholesalers nationwide. They were sold between November 2015 and April 2016 for between $55 and $75. About 114,000 meters were sold in the U.S., with an additional 3,300 sold in Canada and 3,750 in Mexico.