Ambient Weather Expands Radio Recall
Approximately 57,000 Ambient Weather radios have been recalled and added to the previous recall of 12,500 back in August of 2015 due to overheating. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall release, these weather radios can overheat and cause a fire.
About the Weather Radio Recall
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled weather radios immediately and to contact Ambient Weather for a complete refund. Consumers who received any replacement AC power adapters in the prior recall is included in this recall as well.
Four additional reports to the previous recall were also noted with smoke coming from back of radio near battery area.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
Description of the Recalled Radios
Information below provided by the US CPSC:
- The Ambient Radios that are recalled are red and black with measurements of 8 inches wide by 4 inches tall and by 2 inches deep.
- These weather radios have a black crank handle which is located on the back, with an antenna on the top, a LED flashlight which is on the left side, on the right side is a clip and a cable for a smart phone to charge.
- The accessories that are included with the radio are an AC adapter, DC converter or a solar panel charger.
- The two model numbers are WR-333, WR-333A, WR-334-U or WR-334A-U which are both displayed in the owner’s manual.
- Ambient Radios were sold at Nationwide Grainger stores and online stores such as Amazon.com and AmbienWeather.com from October 2012 through June 2014 for about $30 to $90.