View Full Version : Tools of the Trade - Recall - Multimeters/Clamp Meters Extech Instruments

H.G. Watson, Sr.
02-20-2011, 03:37 PM
December 14, 2010
CPSC Release #11-067
Extech Instruments REcalls Digital Clamp and Multimeters due to Electrocution Hazard.

Clickable direct link to CPSC release: Extech Instruments Recalls Digital Clamp and Multimeters due to Electrocution Hazard (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11067.html)

Hazard: When the battery runs low, the meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off or low. This poses an electrocution hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Extech received one report of a meter displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Extech digital clamp meters with model numbers EX612, EX613, EX622 and EX623 and multimeters with model numbers EX540, EX542 and EX570. “Extech” and the model number can be found on the front of the product and the serial number on the rear. Serial numbers that begin with "A" are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Industrial and electrical distributors and wholesalers nationwide and at online tool and test equipment retailers from January 2008 to November 2010 for between $150 and $300.