This recall stems from consumer reports that the clamp meter’s input terminal screws are loosening, says Extech. The loosened screws can create an open circuit at the test lead input jack of the meter, causing the meters to give inaccurate voltage readings.
These AC/DC digital clamp meters are used to measure AC/DC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, temperature, continuity and diode.
The recall involves Extech digital clamp meters with model numbers EX650, EX655, MA160, MA61 and MA63. Serial numbers in the following format are included in the recall:
R15XXXXXXX to R17XXXXXXX
Only serial numbers in this range are included in the recall. The “EXTECH” logo and the model number are printed on the front of the unit and the serial number on the back. The digital clamp meters are green and orange.
Extech received two reports of clamp meters displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.
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According to Health Canada and the U.S. CPSC, about 21 units of the affected products were sold in Canada, and about 800 in the States. The units were manufactured in China.
— Photos courtesy CPSC