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Radios recalled over AC power adapter that may overheat

Posted on August 10, 2015 9:14 am under Product Liability

Arizona-based Ambient Weather is recalling approximately 12,500 Ambient Weather radios after receiving reports that the device’s AC power adapter may overheat and catch fire, posing burn injuries, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on Thursday, August 13.

The affected products have names “ambient Weather,” “AM/FM Weather Band Radio” and “NOAA Weather Radio” printed on the radio’s front side. Model numbers affected by the recall are WR-334-U and WR-334A-U, which can be found in the owner’s manual. The defective AC power adapters have model number YHD0500500U printed on a white sticker. The recalled radios were sold online at Amazon.com and AmbientWeather.com between November 2012 and December 2013.

The company has already received three incidents of fire and smoke associated with the issue. Consumers are asked to stop using the product and to contact Ambient Weather for a free AC power adapter replacement.

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