NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2007
Firm's 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
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
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
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 go to: