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Modular Test Leads used for Electrical Testing Multimeters
Units: About 110,000
Manufacturer: Fluke Corporation, of Everett, Wash.
Hazard: 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.
a serious shock or electrocution hazard if the consumer touches live
that the meter has read as having no electrical current. Fluke has
29 reports of the leads for Fluke multimeters operating improperly,
no injuries have been reported.
Incidents/Injuries: Fluke has received 29 reports of the leads for Fluke
multimeters operating improperly, though no injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled test leads are red and black with no permanent
probes attached. They have the Fluke logo on the connector ends. They
were sold individually, as well as with a variety of Fluke multimeters
accessory kits. The recall includes only Fluke Model TL221, TL222 and
TL224 test leads. The model numbers are not written on the test leads,
but are written on the packaging or on product documents. The recall
does not include Fluke test leads with permanently attached test probes,
and does not include test leads with a SureGrip(tm) symbol, shown below,
either on a tag around the silicon wire or molded onto the connector
Fluke test leads with a SureGrip(tm) symbol are not included in the
Sold at: Home and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide
from December 2002 through March 2004. The leads sold individually for
about $18. Fluke multimeters and accessory kits containing these leads
sold for between $45 and $450.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled modular test leads
immediately and contact Fluke for information on getting free
Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Fluke toll-free at
(888) 401-9940 between 5 a.m. and 4 pm PT Monday through Friday.
Consumers also can access Fluke's Web site at www.fluke.com. Fluke
has sent direct notice to known purchasers.
To see a picture of the recalled product please go to:
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