|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 203-4921
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:
|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
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