Originally Posted By: jrice
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I came across this and thought it worth passing on.
Electrical testing components recalled
Fluke Corporation, of Everett, Wash. is 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. Fluke has received 29 reports of the
leads for Fluke multimeters operating improperly, though no injuries have
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 and 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.
Consumers should stop using the recalled modular test leads immediately
and contact Fluke for information on getting free replacement components.
Fluke can be contacted by calling (toll-free) (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