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Extech Recalls Digital Clamp Meters Due to Electrocution Hazard

  • Models EX650 & EX655
  • Model MA160
  • Model MA61
  • Model MA63
Name of Product:
Digital clamp meters
Hazard:

The digital clamp 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.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
May 25, 2017
Units:
1,700 (in addition, about 20 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Extech toll-free at 855-239-8324 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at meter.recall@extech.com, or online at www.extech.com and click on Safety Notices at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

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.

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

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
17-167
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