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      --- "mike.heathfield" <Mike.Heathfield@...>
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      > Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 11:08:57 -0400
      > From: "mike.heathfield" <Mike.Heathfield@...>
      > Subject: INFO: Recall of Oregon ScientifiC
      >
      > -------- Original Message --------
      > Subject: FYI: Recall of Oregon Scientific NWRs
      > Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 10:23:23 -0500
      > From: Todd Shea <Todd.Shea@...>
      > To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
      >
      >
      >
      > NEWS from CPSC
      > U.S. Consumer Product Safety
      > Commission
      >
      >
      > Office of Information and Public Affairs
      > Washington, DC 20207
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Firm's Recall
      > Hotline: (800) 203-4921
      > August 29, 2007 CPSC Recall
      > Hotline: (800) 638-2772
      > Release #07-292 CPSC Media
      > Contact: (301) 504-7908
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Weather Radios Recalled by Oregon Scientific Due to
      > Failure to Receive
      > National Weather Service Alerts
      >
      >
      > WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
      > Commission, in
      > cooperation with the firm named below, today
      > announced a voluntary recall
      > of the following consumer product. Consumers should
      > stop using recalled
      > products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
      >
      >
      > Name of Product: Oregon Scientific Weather Radios
      >
      >
      > Units: About 66,000
      >
      >
      > Manufacturer: Oregon Scientific Inc., of Tualatin,
      > Ore.
      >
      >
      > Hazard: The radios could fail to receive National
      > Weather Service alert
      > signals in certain areas of the country. In the
      > event of severe weather,
      > this failure could put a consumer's life and
      > property at risk.
      >
      >
      > Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
      >
      >
      > Description: This recall involves the following
      > Weather Radios and Weather
      > Stations:
      >
      >
      >
      |--------------------------------------------------------+----------------|
      > | NAME
      > | MODEL |
      >
      |--------------------------------------------------------+----------------|
      > |All Hazards Portable Weather Alert Radio
      > |WR103NX |
      >
      |--------------------------------------------------------+----------------|
      > |Portable Public Alert Radio
      > |WR108 |
      >
      |--------------------------------------------------------+----------------|
      > |Public Alert Weather Station
      > |WRB308 |
      >
      |--------------------------------------------------------+----------------|
      > |John Deere Public Alert Weather Station
      > |WRB308J |
      >
      |--------------------------------------------------------+----------------|
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > No other models are included in this recall.
      >
      >
      > Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, including some
      > electronics and sporting
      > goods stores, online retailers and in catalogs from
      > December 2005 through
      > June 2007 for between $30 and $150.
      >
      >
      > Manufactured in: China
      >
      >
      > Remedy: Consumers should not rely on the recalled
      > weather radios to receive
      > emergency information. Consumers should contact
      > Oregon Scientific for
      > instructions on returning the radio to receive a
      > free replacement.
      >
      >
      > Consumer Contact: For additional information,
      > contact Oregon Scientific at
      > (800) 203-4921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday
      > through Friday or visit
      > the firm's Web site at www2.oregonscientific.com
      >




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