Ambient Weather Expands Recall of Radios Due to Fire Hazard

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. 

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The weather radio can overheat when plugged into an AC power outlet, posing a fire hazard.
  • Remedy
    Refund
  • Incidents
    The firm has received an additional four reports of smoke in the back battery area. No injuries have been reported. 
  • Consumer Action
    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.
 
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