Amprobe Recalls Clamp Meters Due to Shock Hazard
D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the
following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: Amprobe Digital Clamp Meters used for electrical testing
Units: About 70,000
Manufacturer: Amprobe Test Tools, of Everett, Wash.
meters can fail to give an appropriate voltage reading, resulting in
the operator believing the electrical power is off, which can pose a
risk of shock, electrocution, or thermal burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Amprobe is aware of one report of a clamp meter displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.
Only Amprobe brand digital clamp meter models ACD-10PRO, ACD-10 TRMS-PRO, ACD-14
and ACD-14TRMS, except those model numbers followed by _FX_ or _PLUS_ , are
included in the recall. Amprobe logo and the model numbers are printed on the
front of the units. These clamp meters measure 0 to 600 volts alternating
current (VAC), and 0 to 600 volts direct current (VDC). In addition, they
measure 0 to 400 amps alternating current. The tester body is red and grey and
measures 7-1/2 inches in length by 2-1/2 inches in width by 1-1/4 inches thick.
Sold at: Industrial
distributors, electrical wholesalers and hardware stores nationwide
from January 2002 through December 2006 for about $100.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled clamp meters immediately and contact Amprobe for a free replacement clamp meter.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Amprobe at (800) 350-8661 between
7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firmÃ¯Â¿Â½s Web site at www.amprobe.com/recall
CPSC, Cooper Hand Tools Announce Recall of WellerÃ‚Â® Heating Element used in Soldering Irons
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: WellerÃ‚Â® Brand Heating Element
Units: About 890
Manufacturer: Cooper Hand Tools, of Apex, N.C.
Hazard: The housing of the heating element can unexpectedly leak hot metal, posing a serious risk of a burn injury to the user.
Incidents/Injuries: Cooper has received four reports of the housing of the heating element leaking hot metal. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The heating elements were sold to be used in soldering irons. Only heating elements with the following model numbers and dates codes from May 2005 through August 2005 are included in this recall: 1140A, 1233S, 1235S, 1236S, 1237S, 1237SBK, 2AC08, 2AC09, 2AC10, 37UG, 37BK, 6A909, 6A910, SL325, SL325BK, SL335, SL345, 360, 361, 362, 363, 4033S, 4033SBK, 4035S, 4035SBK, 4037J, 4037S, 4037SBK, 4039S, 533S, 535S537S, 6A908. These soldering irons are used by stained glass hobbyists.
Sold at: Art supply retail stores nationwide from May 2005 through August 2005 for between $10 and $40.
Manufactured In: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these soldering irons immediately and return the heating element to the store where purchased for a free replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cooper Hand Tools at (800) 476-3030 Ext. 1 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firmâ€™s Web site at www.cooperhandtools.com/recall-->www.cooperhandtools.com/recall