DEWALT laser distance measurers recalled due to mislabelled power output
- Starting date:
- May 5, 2020
- Posting date:
- May 5, 2020
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Last updated: 2020-05-05
DEWALT DW0165, DWO165s, and DWO0330s laser distance measurers.
The recalled products may operate at a higher power level than their markings indicate, posing a risk of operator misuse and injury.
What to do:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact DEWALT for a relabelling kit.
Certain DEWALT laser distance measurers
The affected products are laser distance measures with model numbers DW0165, DWO165s, and DWO0330s. They are typically used by building professionals and consumers to measure distances, areas, and volumes of buildings. The affected products were manufactured between week 19 of 2018 and week 43 of 2019. Only the models listed above that are labelled as Class 2 and have date codes between Week 19 of 2018 and Week 43 of 2019 are affected.
DEWALT DW0165, DW0165s and DW0330s laser distance measurers may operate at a higher power level than their markings indicate, posing a risk of operator misuse and injury.
As of May 1, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Approximately 1116 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from May 2018 to July 2019.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China
The DeWALT Industrial Tool Co.
What you should do
Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact DEWALT Industrial Tool Co. to obtain a relabelling kit.
For more information, consumers may contact DEWALT via the DEWALT helpline toll-free at (800) 847-9466 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, via email, or visit the company's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.