My husband bought the C224B clock radio with dual alarm when his other alarm clock died. In the 30+ years we have been getting up to an alarm, we have never owned one you couldn't shut off. We can't sleep in on the weekends because there is no off button. Definitely a design flaw with engineering. It was not an inexpensive clock that you expect not to work correctly. Not happy at all with this product and have since bought a different alarm clock.
The clock radio is probably the worst I have had for the function of a wake up alarm system. When the radio wake up goes off it is a full volume. Startled me horribly. Called tech service and was told the default is full volume and can not be changed. I am returning without original box or receipt. If the retailer does not accept, in the bin it goes.
I purchased this unit in order to be able to have a clock radio and phone charger in one unit. I have no problems with the radio/CD player. Wonderful sounds on both. My problem is that I cannot set the minutes (and yes I'm following the instructions on the guide & have had other people to try to set it), and I can't turn the alarm off, even after following instructions.
Horrible user interface. Buttons are so small that when you try to shut off the alarm you'll probably hit one of the other mystery buttons and screw up the time setting. Cheap buttons. You turn on alarm1 and alarm 2 gets enabled too.