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Name of Product: Fluke Digital Clamp Meters

Units: About 52,000

Manufacturer: Fluke Corp., of Everett, Wash.

Hazard: The meters can fail to give an appropriate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing a shock, electrocution, or thermal burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Fluke has received three reports of clamp meters displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Fluke Digital Clamp Meters with model and serial numbers listed below. The model number may be followed by an "A."

Model No. Starting With Serial No. Starting with Serial No. Ending In
333 97010000 98880240
334 97010000 98870101
335 97010000 98860104
336 96220000 98900400
337 96070000 98890607

Serial numbers that begin with “S” or are followed by “R” are not included in the recall. “Fluke” and the model number are printed on the front of the unit and the serial number on the back. The instrument body is yellow, red, and black. The clamp meters measure 0 to 600 volts alternating current (VAC), 0 to 600 volts direct current (VDC) and 0 to 400, 600 or 1000 amps alternating current.

Sold at: Industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers and some hardware stores nationwide from January 2008 through February 2009 for between $150 and $375.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled Digital Clamp Meters immediately and contact Fluke for a free replacement clamp meter.



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Re: Digital Clamp Meters Recalled by Fluke Due to Shock Hazard
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 03:30:56 PM »
Maybe this explains why they never sent you the demo :)
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Re: Digital Clamp Meters Recalled by Fluke Due to Shock Hazard
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 03:37:38 PM »
That's what I was thinking.

If they would have replied to the email I sent them asking about what happen to the meter they were sending us we would know for sure.



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Re: Digital Clamp Meters Recalled by Fluke Due to Shock Hazard
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009, 09:00:26 AM »
It's a shame how some big companies treat individual people now day's.  :tickedoff:


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Re: Digital Clamp Meters Recalled by Fluke Due to Shock Hazard
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009, 09:32:51 AM »
Always happens. Look at Maytag, Amana, Frigidaire
When they were not owned by the big wigs.
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