Ambient Weather is recalling 12,500 weather radios because the AC power adapters can overheat, posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported, but there have been three reports of fire and smoke in the back battery area of the radios. The recalled weather radios were sold online at AmbientWeather.com and Amazon.com from November 2012 through December 2013 for about $60.
They are red and black, measuring about 8 inches wide by 4 inches tall. “Ambient Weather,” “AM/FM/Weather Band Radio” and “NOAA Weather Radio” are printed in white lettering on the front of the radio. There is 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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled weather radios and contact Ambient Weather for a free replacement AC power adapter.
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