Weather Radio Recall Expansion Announced by Ambient Weather

Weather Radio Recall Expansion Announced by Ambient Weather
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March 01, 2016

Ambient Weather is issuing a recall for weather radios that can overheat when plugged into a power outlet. This condition poses a fire hazard to consumers.

The recalled radios are red and black with Ambient Weather, AM/FM/Weather Band Radio, and NOAA Weather Radio printed in white lettering. 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, as well as a cable to charge a smart phone. Model number WR-333, WR-333A, WR-334-U, or WR-334A-U is printed in the owner's manual.

About 57,000 radios are included in this recall. This announcement is an expansion of an August 2015 action, which recalled 12,500 radios.

Since the previous recall, the company has received an additional four reports of smoke in the back battery area. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers could purchase these affected products at Grainger stores nationwide and online from October 2012 through June 2014 for between $30 and $90.

Owners 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 included.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Ambient Weather at (877) 413-8800.