Posted November 1st, 2007 @ 6:18 pm by David Shearer
Tektronix have issued a product safety notice (dated October 5, 2007) notifying owners of the Tektronic TDS3000 or TDS3000B Series oscilloscope of the risk of a fire when using the TDS3BATB battery.
They indicated that they have identified the source of the failure and redesign the battery pack with 3 new safety features to prevent any such failure from occurring in the future.
They note the following
- A full recall and replacement is in effect for all TDS3BATB battery packs.
- The recall does not include the TDS3BAT battery or any TDS3000 or TDS3000B Series oscilloscope.
- Affected owners should remove the TDS3BATB battery and not used the oscilloscope with the TDS3BATB battery
- The TDS3000 or TDS3000B oscilloscope can be operated without the battery when connected to AC power.
Full details on the recall and the Return Material Authorization for the TDS3BATB battery are on their website at http://www.tek.com/service/safety/