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Safety Alert: Fwd: Company Recalls DVM's

  • From: blitz
  • Date: Mon Aug 19 23:06:12 2002

SRI FOR THE OT, but this is a Safety Alert! PASS IT ON...

Company Recalls Electrical Meters
Mon Aug 19, 2:37 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 40,000 digital multimeters are being recalled
because they can put users at risk of shock,
thermal burns and even electrocution.

The meters, which measure voltage, resistance and current, can take
longer than normal  up to 18 seconds  to display
readings of voltages over 500 volts. The delay could be misinterpreted
to mean there is not a high voltage.

Fluke Corp., of Everett, Wash., has received a total of four reports
from Canada and Australia in which meters gave a
delayed response, although no injuries have been reported, the Consumer
Product Safety Commission said Monday.

More than 17,000 of the meters were sold in the United States. Those
included in the recall are yellow and black, have the
numbers 175, 177 or 179 written on the front and have a serial number of
79,000,000 or below.

Meters should be returned for a free repair. The company can be reached
at 1-800-260-4819.

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