U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2007
| Firms Recall Hotline: (800) 350-8661
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Amprobe Recalls Clamp Meters Due to Shock Hazard
D.C. - 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.
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.
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 logo 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 firmï¿½s Web site at www.amprobe.com/recall