AMPROBE Amp Clamp meter recall
Date: Friday, March 16 @ 17:01:00 UTC
Topic: Soldering Tools & supplies

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
March 15, 2007
Release #07-130
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 WASHINGTON, 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. 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 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 firm�s Web site at

Picture of Recalled Digital Clamp Meter

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