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Amprobe Recalls Clamp Meters Due to Shock Hazard

March 15, 2007

Amprobe Test Tools, of Everett, Washington announced a voluntary recall of about 70,000 Amprobe Digital Clamp Meters used for electrical testing today. The meters can fail to give an appropriate voltage reading, resulting in the operator believing the electrical power is off, which can pose a risk of shock, electrocution, or thermal burn hazard.

Amprobe is aware of one report of a clamp meter displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.

Only 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,” are included in the recall. “Amprobe” and the model numbers are printed on the front of the units. These clamp meters measure 0 to 600 volts alternating current (VAC), and 0 to 600 volts direct current (VDC). In addition, they measure 0 to 400 amps alternating current. The tester body is red and grey and measures 7-1/2 inches in length by 2-1/2 inches in width by 1-1/4 inches thick.

Amprode digital clamp meter

These digital clamp meter were manufactured in Taiwan and sold at industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers and hardware stores nationwide from January 2002 through December 2006 for about $100.

Consumers should stop using these recalled clamp meters immediately and contact Amprobe for a free replacement clamp meter. For additional information, contact Amprobe at (800) 350-8661 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.amprobe.com/recall.

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