Clamp meters pulled for shock danger
- March 16, 2007 1:16 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About 70,000 digital clamp meters used for electrical testing are being recalled because they could shock or burn users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
The recall applies to the Amprobe brand digital clamp meter models ACD-10PRO, ACD-10 TRMS-PRO, ACD-14 and ACD-14TRMS, except those model numbers followed by “FX” or “PLUS."
The meters, which fail to give accurate voltage readings, could put the user in danger of shock, electrocution or burns.
The company is aware of one clamp meter giving an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.
Industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers and hardware stores across the United States sold the meters from January 2002 through December 2006 for about $100 US.
Consumers should stop using the meters and contact the company for a free replacement.
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