Black & Decker SS50B Storm Station With 50 Watt Power Inverter LED Flashlight And Digital AM/FM NOAA Weather Radio
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- Built-in digital AM/FM NOAA weather radio
- Hand crank for back-up power
- Integrated handle for easy transportation
- Built-in 50-watt power inverter to power and re-charge small portables like cell phones
- Built-in LED area light; detachable LED flashlight
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The unit arrived intact. It will not hold a charge - a not uncommon problem from what I can tell.
I contacted Black and Decker and this is no longer a supported item. The entire battery /power source product line was sold to Backus (spelling?)in August of this year. Unlike Black and Decker, who have responsive phone agents, no one answers the phone at Backus. I call, go through their menu, and no one picks up the phone. I get voicemail and leave messages with a promise of a return call.
No return call.
I am sending the unit back, as Amazon does stand behind its products.
I would advise against purchasing this item. I had the older model of this unit and it has worked well for years. It was a great product.
I am still without an emergency power unit, which I would like. I will be researching what items are available from other manufacturers.
This is a "don't buy". It was faulty out of the box and the new owner of this product line does not respond.
The new owner of this product line (Backus) finally called back. They were polite enough buy non helpful and did not want the unit back for repair. They suggested I just return it to the vendor from whom I bought it. I explained that was not an option as I purchased from Amazon and that was not available for this product. Finally, they said I could send the unit back AT MY COST and they would then determine IF it was eligible for warranty repair. I have the receipt and serial number. Not good enough to guarantee eligibility for warranty repair/replacement.
I don't know how to give it less than one star, but I would if I could. Be aware ALL of Black and Decker's battery line (car jump starters, etc.) have been sold to Backus. Be forewarned if you plan to purchase any items of this line. I know I won't be.
I really liked the features on this unit - AC power inverter, USB plug, hand crank, etc. - so I decided to return it for a new one. Amazon's return process was awesome, unfortunately the replacement unit had the exact same problem as the first. In this case, it's two strikes and you're out so I'm giving up on the Storm Station and will find a replacement that will actually work (which is a desirable quality for an item you may need to rely on in an emergency!).
Given that an emergency power station needs to be reliable, I had to one star this as this product appears not to be so.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent product, I have been using b&d all my life. This rates at the top with everything else I have.Published 8 months ago by dave hamilton
Mine came used, not functional, and it looked liked it was dropped. it had scratches and the appearance was flawed. did not hold charge for longer than 2 minutes. DO NOT BUY.Published on November 6, 2012 by RobbyWhoa
We've had our unit for at least 5 years and have had at least three occasions to use it during power failures. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by Jacquelyn Beveridge
Does not work, wish I read the reviews.
But a fantastic Idea, Seems thanks to Amazon
the return will be pretty easy.
Great product. On my 2nd one now only because the 1st one was run over by a truck at a construction site. Read morePublished on July 31, 2010 by KING OF LODI
I purchased this after I lost power during our recent 1-2 punch snow storms in the mid-Atlantic states. As far as I know all things work - Flashlight, radio, etc. Read morePublished on March 14, 2010 by Shaingrala
My Dad had mentioned to me that he would like to have an emergency radio so I began searching for one for his birthday. Read morePublished on August 28, 2009 by Margie Dunn