Friday, August 31, 2007

Weather Radios Recalled by Oregon Scientific Due to Failure to Receive National Weather Service Alerts

Oregon Scientific WRB-308 Weather Radio

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 Radio -- WR103NX
Portable Public Alert Radio -- WR108
Public Alert Weather Station -- WRB308
John Deere Public Alert Weather Station -- WRB308J

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