WEATHER RADIO RECALLEveryone should travel with a Weather Radio.   In the interest of fellow D owners, posted here is a recall on an Oregon Scientific weather radio:
For Immediate Release
CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Weather Radios
Oregon Scientific Media Contact: Jesse Rotman at (847) 948-5948
PRODUCT: Weather Radios - Oregon Scientific Inc., of Tualatin, Ore., is
recalling about 10,000 desktop weather radios.  These All Hazards Weather
Radios use S.A.M.E.  technology to receive local weather warnings
broadcast by the National Weather Service.  The radios also function as
AM/FM clock radios and have model number WR-122 printed on the bottom.
Writing on the radio reads "NOAA Weather Radio" and "OREGON SCIENTIFIC."
The radios have two rectangular screens which display both a standard
clock and a dot matrix display of weather forecasts and warnings of
severe weather, such as tornadoes and hurricanes.  Also, there are five
black buttons on the right side of the radios that read "NOAA,"
"MESSAGE," "AM/FM," "PRESET" and "VOLUME." The unit measures about
6.75 inches long by 5.25 inches wide.   The weather radio can be placed
upright on a table or mounted on a wall.   Office super stores, mass
merchandise, home and hardware stores, catalog, and web sites sold the
radios from December 1999 through July 2000 for about $70.  Only radios
with model number WR-122 are part of this recall.
PROBLEM: The radio can fail to decode certain signals broadcast by the
National Weather Service or can provide incorrect warnings of severe
weather that puts lives and property at risk.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: The firm has received 12 reports from consumers that
did not receive an emergency signal broadcast by the National Weather
Service.  No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should not rely on the recalled weather radios to
receive emergency information.  Call Oregon Scientific for instructions
on returning the radio to receive a free replacement.  Oregon Scientific
will reimburse consumers for postage.  Consumers can call Oregon
Scientific at (800) 869-7779 between 9 a.m.  and 5 p.m.   PT Monday
through Friday, or go to the firm's web site at