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Extech recalls digital clamp meters

June 14, 2017 | By HPAC Magazine

A joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Extech has been issued for five models of AC/DC digital clamp meters.

The following Extech models are included in this recall:
Model Number Serial Number Date Code UPC Code  Certification File Number
EX650 R15XXXXXXX 2015 793950396506 UL E201687
EX655 R15XXXXXXX 2015 793950396551 UL E201687
MA160 R17XXXXXXX 2016 793950316016 ETL 150112090GZU-002
MA61 R15XXXXXXX 2015-2016 793950370612 ETL 150609099GZU-001
MA63 R15XXXXXXX 2015-2016 793950370636 ETL 150609099GZU-001

The model number can be found on the front of the unit and the serial number is on the back. Serial numbers ending with “A” are not included in the recall.

The clamp meters input terminal screws can come loose which can fail to give accurate voltage readings, causing the user to falsely believe that the electrical power of the test subject is low or off, posing an electrocution hazard.

As of May 17, 2017 the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada and no reports of injury. In the U.S., the company has received two reports of the screw coming loose and no reports of injury. Approximately 21 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 800 were sold in the United States from January 2016 to April 2017.

For more information or to register for an exchange, consumers can contact Extech at 855.239.8324, by e-mail, or by visiting the company website and clicking on “Safety Notices” at the bottom of the page. Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.





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