August 1, 2002
Textron, Inc. (Greenlee), of Rockford, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 650
electrical testing meters. The meters are used to measure voltage and current
of electric-powered equipment. An incompatible grommet, located in the battery
compartment to protect internal wires, can cause the meter to provide
inaccurate voltage and current readings. A meter that inaccurately indicates
zero voltage or current creates the potential for electric shock or an
electrocution hazard from the equipment being tested. Greenlee has not received any reports of
injuries or property damage. This recall is being conducted to prevent the
possibility of injuries.
This recall involves certain CM-700 and CM-750 electrical meters. The 8-inch meters are dark green with bright yellow features. The model number and the words "Greenlee Test Instruments" are printed across the front of the meter. A silver plate on the back of the meter displays the serial number (S/N). Serial numbers included in the recall range from 0203540001 through 0203540650. The electrical meters were made in Taiwan. Home Depot (model CM-750 only) and electrical supply stores sold the meters nationwide during April 2002. The CM-700 model sold for about $100 and the CM-750 for about $140.
Consumers should stop using the recalled meters immediately and contact Greenlee to receive a replacement meter. For more information, consumers can contact Greenlee toll-free at (800) 435-0786 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at http://www.greenlee.textron.com/download/archive/cm700-750_notice.pdf. CM-700 and CM-750 meters outside the above serial number range are not included in this recall. Greenlee Media Contact: Stan Noble, (800) 435-6114 Ext. 2314