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Amprobe Recalls Clamp Meters Due to Shock Hazard


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Washington, D.C./March 15th - Release #07-130

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Amprobe Digital Clamp Meters used for electrical testing

Units: About 70,000

Manufacturer: Amprobe Test Tools, of Everett, Wash.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: Amprobe is aware of one report of a clamp meter

displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers and hardware stores nationwide from January 2002 through December 2006 for about $100.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled clamp meters immediately and contact Amprobe for a free replacement clamp meter.

Consumer Contact: 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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please click here.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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