Recall: Digital clamp meters
On 2017-05-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Digital clamp meters due to a potential Electrocution hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2016 for about $110 to $230.
About 2,000 units are involved in this FLIR Commercial Systems Inc. clamp meters recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Electrical Testers & Meters category in 2017.
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What is the problem?
The meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is low or off, posing an electrocution hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ 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 should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and contact Extech for a free replacement meter.
Extech toll-free at 855-239-8324 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.extech.com and click on Safety Notices at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Extech received two reports of clamp meters displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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