Product Safety

Snap-on is committed to the safety of all users of our products. This commitment begins with design and manufacture of products that meet and exceed all applicable safety standards but it goes far beyond that.

  • Our tools and equipment are marked with important WARNINGS and safety messages that guide safe use.
  • We provide detailed Instructions for proper and safe use when needed.
  • We have the right variety of tools and equipment so that you can use the right tool for each job.
  • We offer a wide variety of safety equipment to protect you at times when you need to be in harm’s way.

The Product Safety Recalls, Product Safety Advisories, and Product Safety Retrofits relate to actions necessary to ensure safe use of products already in use.

PLEASE REVIEW and TAKE the prescribed ACTION, if applicable, to a product that you own or use.

Product Safety Reminders

Product Safety Reminders Archive

Charging of Li-ion Batteries

 Battery powered hand-held tools are convenient to use and this has made their use very popular for professional mechanics. The wide variety of battery powered tools and other battery powered devices that are now available has also made the use of various battery powered items very common.

There is a great deal of energy stored in the Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells in a battery. Of course, the energy needs to be replenished (“charged”) by routine re-charging of these batteries with 110 volt AC power.

For safety while recharging: 

  • Use only compatible Snap-on CTC-series chargers for recharging a Snap-on battery.
  • Do not recharge any battery known to be damaged,
  • Follow the Instructions for charging the battery as contained in the Instruction Manual

To prevent fire damage while recharging batteries: 

  • Locate the charger and battery in a safe place so that high heat from a failed cell or any flame is contained in an area that does not ignite flammable material such as gasoline fumes, furniture, etc.
  • Follow regulations for safe practice --- do not locate a charger lower than 18 inches above the floor in any automotive service area. 
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