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May 3, 2004
Fluke Corp. Recall of Electrical Testing Components
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fluke Corporation, of Everett, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 110,000 Modular Test Leads used for Electrical Testing Multimeters. The leads, which are used to connect probes to handheld digital multimeters when testing for the presence and amount of voltage present in electrical circuitry, can result in incorrect multimeter readings. This poses a serious shock or electrocution hazard if the consumer touches live wires that the meter has read as having no electrical current.
August 19, 2002
Digital Multimeters Recall by Fluke Corp
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.
August 1, 2002
Electrical Testing Meters Recalled by Greenlee Textron Inc.
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Greenlee Textron, Inc. (Greenlee), of Rockford, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 650 electrical testing meters. The meters are used to measure voltage and current of electric-powered equipment. An incompatible grommet, located in the battery compartment to protect internal wires, can cause the meter to provide inaccurate voltage and current readings. A meter that inaccurately indicates zero voltage or current creates the potential for electric shock or an electrocution hazard from the equipment being tested.

June 19, 2001
Fluke Corp. Recall of Electrical Testers
November 9, 1999
Electrical Testers Recalled by Fluke
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fluke Corp., of Everett, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 58,000 model T-2 hand-held electrical voltage and continuity testers. The batteries in the tester could fail to maintain proper contact due to corrosion within the battery compartment, causing the device to lose power. Consumers testing electrical sources could fail to be warned of the presence of live current if the tester is not powered, posing a risk of shock, electrocution, and thermal burns.
February 2, 1981
Kits For Electrical Test Meters Recalled by Radio Shack



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