CPSC PRESS RELEASE ON THE RECALL
News from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, D.C. 20207
|For Immediate Release
Firm’s Recall Hotline: 1-(800) 203-4921
|August 29, 2007
CPSC Recall Hotline: 1-(800) 638-2772
|Release #07-FOR CLEARANCE
CPSC Media Contact: 1-(301) 504-7908
Weather Radios Recalled by Oregon Scientific Due to Failure to Receive National Weather Service Alerts
Name of Product:
|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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)
Oregon Scientific Weather Radios
Oregon Scientific, Inc., of Tualatin, Oregon
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.
This recall involves the following Weather Radios and Weather Stations.
|All Hazards Portable Weather Alert Radio
|Portable Public Alert Radio
|Public Alert Weather Station
|John Deere Public Alert Weather Station
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 1-(800) 203-4921, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at us.oregonscientific.com.
To be contacted by our Customer Service Department about returning your NOAA weather radio, please click on the "Product Inquiries" link below.