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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
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 3, 2007
      Link to article and pics of radios here

      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:

      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

         73's  de   KE5PWI    Deborah
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