Ambient Weather Recalls Weather Radios Due to Fire Hazard

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Recalled Ambient Weather radio

Recall date: August 13, 2015
Recall number: 15-213

Recall Summary

Name of product: Ambient Weather radios

The weather radio’s AC power adapter can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact: Ambient Weather toll-free at 877-413-8800 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. MT, online at and click on Customer Service, then Recall Information for more information, or at
Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details


About 12,500


This recall involves Ambient Weather radios. The weather radios are red and black and measure about 8 inches wide by 4 inches tall by 2 inches deep. “Ambient Weather,” “AM/FM/Weather Band Radio” and “NOAA Weather Radio” are printed in white lettering on the front of the radio. The radios have a black crank handle on the back, an antenna on the top, a single LED flashlight on the left side, a clip on the right side and a cable to charge a smart phone. Model number WR-334-U or WR-334A-U is printed in the owner’s manual. The AC power adapter is black and has a rounded back. Model number YHD0500500U is printed on a white sticker on the adapter.


The firm has received three reports of fire and smoke in the back battery area of the weather radios. No injuries have been reported.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled weather radios and contact Ambient Weather for a free replacement AC power adapter.

Sold at

Online at and from November 2012 through December 2013 for about $60.


Ambient Weather, of Chandler, Ariz.

Manufactured in


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