About 12,500 Ambient Weather radios have been recalled by Ambient Weather, of Chandler, Ariz. The weather radio’s AC power adapter can overheat, posing a fire hazard. 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. The company has received three reports of fire and smoke in the back battery area of the weather radios. No injuries have been reported.
The radios were sold at online at AmbientWeather.com and Amazon.com from November 2012 through December 2013 for about $60. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled weather radios and contact Ambient Weather for a free replacement AC power adapter. 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/
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