What are the defects?
Over time the plastic instrument case may develop cracks near the screws on the back of the unit.
What are the hazards?
If cracks develop and if used in an explosive dust environment (IEC/EU: Zone 21, and US/CA: Class II, Division 1), ingress of conductive dust may cause a short circuit that could ignite an explosive atmosphere surrounding the unit, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
What should consumers do?
If you own one of these digital multimeters, please stop using it immediately even if you have not experienced problems and follow the instructions below: Visit http://www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/support/service/default.htm to contact your local service center. You will be sent a new 28 II Ex Digital Multimeter to replace your existing unit.
Specialist electrical wholesalers and retail outlets
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.