ComEd says smart meters cause 3 fires

August 30, 2012 7:38:02 PM PDT
ComEd reveals three of its new digital smart meters have overheated and caused fires in customer's homes.

The utility says the problem is not with the meters themselves but the way they are connected to wiring.

ComEd points out that it has installed the meters in 130,000 homes and businesses. The company says it's taken steps to get to the bottom of the overheating problem to ensure customer safety.