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Weather Radios Recalled by Oregon Scientific

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  • Deborah Kee
    Link to article and pics of radios here FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2007 Release #07-292 *Firm s
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      Link to article and pics of radios here


      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      August 29, 2007
      Release #07-292

      Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 203-4921
      CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
      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:

      NAMEMODEL
      All Hazards Portable Weather Alert RadioWR103NX
      Portable Public Alert RadioWR108
      Public Alert Weather StationWRB308
      John Deere Public Alert Weather StationWRB308J

      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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