CPSC, Fluke Corp. Announce Recall of Digital Multimeters
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), Fluke Corp., of Everett, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about
40,000 digital multimeters. About 17,200 were sold in the U.S. Multimeters are used to
measure voltage, resistance and current. The recalled units can take longer than normal,
up to 18 seconds, to display readings of AC voltages above 500 volts. Users can misinterpret
the delayed reading to mean that high voltage is not present. If high voltage is present,
users could be exposed to a risk of shock, electrocution, and thermal burns.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov.
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