Caution: Dangerous Multimeters
Market surveillance authorities in Hessen, Germany, examined handheld multimeters as part of their primary campaign in 2006 in cooperation with the test laboratories of the German trade association for precision engineering and electrical engineering.
-> See report and video at: http://gps.sozialnetz.de/go/id/pn/
Video of a multimeter during VDE testing.
Multimeters from GOSSEN METRAWATT are safe.
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