Extech Instruments Recalls Digital Clamp Meters & Multimeters Due to Electrocution Risk

5,100 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Digital Clamp Meters and Multimeters manufactured by Extech Instruments, of Waltham, Massachusetts, have been recalled due to electrocution risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the recalled Digital Clamp Meters and Multimeters immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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. To date, Extech received one report of a meter displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.

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 can be found on the rear of the product. Serial numbers that begin with “A” are not included in the recall.

The Digital Clamp Meters and Multimeters, which were manufactured in China, were 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.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Digital Clamp Meters and Multimeters and contact Extech for a free replacement meter. Extech can be reached, toll-free, at 1.855.239.8324 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the company’s website at http://www.extech.com/recall.

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