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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and contact Extech for a free replacement meter.
1,700 (in addition, about 20 were sold in Canada)
About 114,000 (in addition, 3,300 were sold in Canada and 3,750 in Mexico)
The MBED 3042 series residential meter breaker's electrical components can be easily accessed, posing a shock hazard.
Only qualified electrical contractors should repair the product, and consumers should not open the meter breaker's enclosure. Electrical contractors should immediately contact their meter breaker distributor to determine if any of their units are included in this recall. Contractors will receive a free remedy kit, including shipping. Consumers should contact Eaton or the electrical contractor that installed the recalled meter breaker for the free installation of the repair kit.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and multimeters and contact Extech for a free replacement meter.