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Ambient Weather Expands Recall of Radios

  • Ambient Weather Radio
Name of Product:
Ambient Weather radios
Hazard:
The weather radio can overheat when plugged into an AC power outlet, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
March 01, 2016
Units:
About 57,000 (In addition, about 12,500 were recalled in August 2015)
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. 

Recall Details

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. 

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

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

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
Recall number:
16-110
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