September 20, 2017 – The following is a notification from Intertek that the Extech digital clamp meters identified below bearing Intertek Certification Marks for the United States and Canada have been determined to pose a public hazard.
CPSC Recall Number 17-167
Product Description: This recall involves Extech digital clamp meters with model numbers EX650, EX655, MA160, MA61, and MA63. These models are all AC/DC clamp meters, which are electrical testing devices that measure AC/DC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, temperature, continuity, and diode. Serial numbers in the following format are included in the recall: R15XXXXXXX to R17XXXXXXX. Only serial numbers in this range are included in the recall. The “EXTECH” logo and the model number are printed on the front of the unit and the serial number on the back. The digital clamp meters are green and orange.
Manufacturer: FLIR Commercial Systems Inc., of Goleta, Calif., owner of Extech
Number of Units: 1,700 (in addition, about 20 were sold in Canada)
Identification: On Product: cETLus certification mark with Control Number 3154748, identifying model EX650, EX655, MA160, MA61, and MA63. (see product photos)
Reported Hazards: 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
What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and contact Extech for a free replacement meter.
Click HERE to download PDF of Product Warning.