BASN’s Holiday Gift Guide (Day Seven)

By Wesley Chism Jr.
Updated: December 3, 2008

SEATTLE — The American Red Cross FR250 Radio by Eton is one product that should be in every home, car or boat. The functionality of this radio addresses various emergency situations which is one of the reason that the American Red Cross partnered with Eton.

Together they are spreading awareness and preparing the public before disaster strikes because there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to remember where these items are when you need them most.

The FR250 has AM/FM and shortwave radio along with a built-in flashlight and cell phone charger. The hand crack power generator charges the internal Ni-MH battery pack or you have the option of using three AA batteries.

It also includes a single red emergency flashing LED and emergency siren that hopefully you will never have to use. There are inputs on the back for earphones and AC adaptor.

The FR250 is versatile and makes a great companion to any sporting event and while only weighing 1lb and 4oz, it fits comfortably into the canvass travel bag that’s included.

A free emergency preparedness guide comes with each radio to assist you with having all the necessary items and Eton will contribute $0.65 of the sale to support the American Red Cross.

Recently we’ve witnessed hurricane disasters, fire, tornadoes and flooding. Do your best to be prepared now and get the FR250, it could be the most important gift that you give this holiday season.

Don’t be caught off guard, get you FR250 now. You can check them out or call 1-800-872-2228 from the U.S. to find a dealer that’s closest you.