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Important Safety Notice and Recall of the Amprobe ACD-10 PRO, ACD-10 TRMS-PRO, ACD-14 and ACD-14 TRMS Digital Clamp Meters

Updated June 25, 2007

Dear Amprobe Customer:

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Amprobe is voluntarily recalling the ACD-10 PRO, ACD-10 TRMS-PRO, ACD-14 and ACD-14 TRMS Digital Clamp Meters. Please stop using all of these products and return your unit to Amprobe and your unit will be replaced with either an ACD-14 PLUS, ACD-14 TRMS-PLUS, ACD-10 PLUS and ACD-10 TRMS-PLUS Digital Clamp Meter.

Description of the Problem The ACD-10 PRO, ACD-10 TRMS-PRO, ACD-14 and ACD-14 TRMS models "lock up" in certain circumstances failing to properly measure hazardous voltage levels on electrical systems. When the clamp meter locks up it provides readings under 1 volt or a millivolt reading. If the user does not follow industry standard practice by verifying the tester before and after checking a circuit, he/she may believe there is no voltage present when in fact there is. THIS COULD PLACE THE USER IN A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION.

Requested Actions Stop using your ACD-10 PRO, ACD-10 TRMS-PRO, ACD-14 or ACD-14 TRMS Clamp Meter and contact Amprobe directly for a free replacement clamp meter. To request a replacement product, please call 1-800-350-8661 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific Time.

As a replacement clamp, we offer either the ACD-14 PLUS, ACD-14 TRMS-PLUS, ACD-10 PLUS or ACD-10 TRMS-PLUS. The features of the replacement clamps are provided in the table below

  Recalled Products
Features / Model # ACD-10 PRO ACD-10 PRO TRMS ACD-14 ACD-14 TRMS
MSRP - List Price $89.95 $119.95 $99.95 $139.95
CAT CAT II 600V
CAT III 300V
CAT II 600V
CAT III 300V
CAT III 600V CAT III 600V
Safety Listing UL UL UL UL
TRMS - -
AC Current 400A 400A
AC Voltage 600V 600V
DC Voltage 600V 600V
AC/DC Microamps -
Resistance
Continuity Buzzer
Capacitance
Frequency Measurement
Temperature -
Diode test
Data Hold
Max/Peak
Dual Display -
Auto Ranging
Auto Power Off
Relative Zero -
Non-Contact Voltage - -
Auto Vols/Resistance - -
Back Light - -


  Replacement Products
Features / Model # ACD-10 PLUS ACD-10 TRMS-PLUS ACD-14 PLUS ACD-14 TRMS-PLUS
MSRP - List Price $99.95 $129.95 $99.95 $159.95
CAT CAT III 600V CAT III 600V CAT III 600V CAT III 600V
Safety Listing UL UL UL UL
TRMS - -
AC Current 600A 600A
AC Voltage 600V 600V
DC Voltage 600V 600V
AC/DC Microamps -
Resistance
Continuity Buzzer
Capacitance
Frequency Measurement
Temperature -
Diode test
Data Hold
Max/Peak
Dual Display -
Auto Ranging
Auto Power Off
Relative Zero -
Non-Contact Voltage - -
Auto Vols/Resistance - -
Back Light - -

Please return your affected ACD-10 PRO and/or ACD-14 Digital Clamp Meter(s) as soon as possible, even if you have not experienced problems. If you are not the primary user of an ACD-10 PRO or ACD-14, please pass this notice along to the appropriate people within your organization.

We recognize that recalls inconvenience our customers and we are committed to providing you with an alternate product with minimal disruption for you. To request a replacement product, please call 1-800-350-8661.

Sincerely,
Jarek Bras
Amprobe Business Unit Manager

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