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Ambient weather radio recall
« on: August 17, 2015, 11:40:38 AM »
I am not sure if this has been posted allready and if it has, Sorry!
This came from the cwop mailing list...


1. Recall Date: August 13, 2015

Recall Number: 15-213



Ambient Weather Recalls Weather Radios Due to Fire Hazard

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Ambient-Weather-Recalls-Weather-Radios/



Recall Summary



Name of Product: Ambient Weather radios



Hazard: The weather radio’s AC power adapter can overheat, posing a fire hazard.



Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled weather radios
and contact Ambient Weather for a free replacement AC power adapter.



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



Photos available at
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Ambient-Weather-Recalls-Weather-Radios/



Recall Details



Units: About 12,500



Description: This recall involves Ambient Weather radios. The 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, a single LED flashlight on the left side, a clip
on the right side and a cable to charge a smart phone. Model number
WR-334-U or WR-334A-U is printed in the owner’s manual.  The AC power
adapter is black and has a rounded back. Model number YHD0500500U is
printed on a white sticker on the adapter.



Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of fire and
smoke in the back battery area of the weather radios.  No injuries
have been reported.



Sold at: Online at AmbientWeather.com and Amazon.com from November
2012 through December 2013 for about $60.



Importer: Ambient Weather, of Chandler, Ariz.



Manufactured in: China

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