Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority called for the removal of thousands of smart meters due to fire hazard risks. The affected model is the Sensus 3.2 meter with remote disconnect. If water, moisture, or other contaminants get inside the meter it is susceptible to arcing which can cause fires. The meters are used to measure electricity consumption in homes and businesses across Canada. There is now a March 31st deadline for local utility companies to remove the meters. The Safety Authority’s thorough investigation follows the removal of 100,000 similar smart meters in Saskatchewan last summer.