Fluke has identified a potential safety issue affecting certain Fluke 83V, 87V and 88V Digital Multimeters (‘Fluke 8x V series DMMs’).
Fluke 8x V series DMMs in a certain serial number range may have plastic material intrusion in the COM input terminal. In rare cases, the plastic has sufficiently covered the wall of the input terminal such that it can inhibit proper contact.
This has been observed at specific orientations of the test lead plug within the input terminal when used with the “split core” TL75 test leads that shipped with certain regional variants of the product.
If using the Fluke 8x V series DMM for the purpose of confirming the absence of voltage this may result in a non-hazardous voltage reading when hazardous voltage is present, thereby creating a potential safety risk.
The importer has withdrawn the product from the market and informed all distributors to stop sale and return any affected.
For further information please read – https://www.fluke.com/en-us/support/safety-notices/8x-v-safety-notice and https://www.gov.uk/product-safety-alerts-reports-recalls/product-recall-fluke-8x-v-series-digital-multimeters-dmm-2301-0135