Ambient Weather Expands Recall of Radios Due to Fire Hazard

The weather radio can overheat when plugged into an AC power outlet, posing a fire hazard.

Recall date: March 01, 2016
Recall number: 16-110
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Ambient Weather radios

Hazard:

The weather radio can overheat when plugged into an AC power outlet, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Ambient Weather toll-free at 877-413-8800 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. MT or online at www.ambientweather.com and click on Customer Service, then Recall Information for more information. 

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Recall Details

Units

About 57,000 (In addition, about 12,500 were recalled in August 2015)

Description

The recalled Ambient Weather radios are red and black and measure about 8 inches wide by 4 inches tall by 2 inches deep. “Ambient Weather,” “AM/FM/Weather Band Radio” and “NOAA Weather Radio” are printed in white lettering on the front of the radio. The radios have a black crank handle on the back, an antenna on the top, and LED flashlight on the left side, a clip on the right side and a cable to charge a smart phone. Accessories included an AC adapter, DC converter or solar panel charger. Model number WR-333,WR-333A, WR-334-U or WR-334A-U is printed in the owner’s manual. 

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received an additional four reports of smoke in the back battery area. No injuries have been reported. 

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled weather radios and contact Ambient Weather for a full refund. Consumers who received replacement AC power adapters in the previous recall are also included in this recall.

Sold at

Grainger stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and AmbientWeather.com from October 2012 through June 2014 for between $30 and $90.

Manufactured in

China

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