Extech has recalled their digital clamp meters as the meter can fail to give an accurate voltage reading. This may result in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is low or off, posing an electrocution hazard.
This recall involves Extech digital clamp meters with model numbers EX650, EX655, MA160, MA61, and MA63. These models are all AC/DC clamp meters, which are electrical testing devices that measure AC/DC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, temperature, continuity, and diode. 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.
Approximately 1,700 units were sold, and in addition about 20 were sold in Canada.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and contact Extech for a free replacement meter.