Expanded Recall: Ambient Weather recalls Weather Radios

Starting date:
April 5, 2016
Posting date:
April 5, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Expansion of August 27, 2015 recall 

Affected products

Ambient Weather Radios

Product description

This recall expansion involves Ambient Weather brand weather radios with model numbers WR-333, WR-334-U and WR-334A-U. 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.

Hazard identified

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

Neither Health Canada nor Ambient weather has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 340 units were sold in Canada, of which 10 were included in the previous recall. 

Time period sold

The time period sold is unknown.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Ambient Weather

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Ambient Weather to arrange to receive a free replacement adaptor.

For more information, consumers may contact Ambient Weather toll-free at 1-877-413-8800 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.