May 25, 2017 – Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Extech
This recall involves AC/DC digital clamp meters that are used to measure AC/DC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, temperature, continuity, and diode.
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The model number can be found on the front of the unit and the serial number is on the back. Serial numbers ending with "A" are not included in the recall.
Hazard Identified: The clamp meters input terminal screws can come loose which can fail to give accurate voltage readings, causing the user to falsely believe that the electrical power of the test subject is low or off, posing an electrocution hazard.
As of May 17, 2017 the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada and no reports of injury. In the United States, the company has received two reports of the screw coming loose and no reports of injury.
Number Sold: Approximately 21 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 800 were sold in the United States.
Time Period Sold: The recalled products were sold from January 2016 to April 2017.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and contact Extech for a free replacement meter.
Incidents/Injuries: Extech received two reports of clamp meters displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Grainger, Platt Electric Supply stores and industrial and electrical distributors and wholesalers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from January 2016 through April 2017 for between $110 and $230.
Importer(s): FLIR Commercial Systems Inc., of Goleta, Calif., owner of Extech
Place of Origin: Manufactured in China.
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