Weather Radios Recalled by Oregon Scientific Due to Failure to Receive National Weather Service Alerts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2007
Release #07-292

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 203-4921
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Weather Radios Recalled by Oregon Scientific Due to Failure to Receive National Weather Service Alerts

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Oregon Scientific Weather Radios

Units: About 66,000

Manufacturer: Oregon Scientific Inc., of Tualatin, Ore.

Hazard: The radios could fail to receive National Weather Service alert signals in certain areas of the country. In the event of severe weather, this failure could put a consumer’s life and property at risk.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the following Weather Radios and Weather Stations:

NAMEMODEL
All Hazards Portable Weather Alert Radio WR103NX
Portable Public Alert Radio WR108
Public Alert Weather Station WRB308
John Deere Public Alert Weather Station WRB308J

No other models are included in this recall.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, including some electronics and sporting goods stores, online retailers and in catalogs from December 2005 through June 2007 for between $30 and $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should not rely on the recalled weather radios to receive emergency information. Consumers should contact Oregon Scientific for instructions on returning the radio to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oregon Scientific at (800) 203-4921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www2.oregonscientific.com

Picture of Recalled Weather Radio

WR103NX

Picture of Recalled Weather Radio

WR108

Picture of Recalled Weather Radio

WRB308

Picture of Recalled Weather Radio

WRB308J