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Faulty Installation Instructions Prompt RadioShack Corp. Recall of Electrical Switches; Shock Hazard to Consumers

Name of Product: Illuminated Round Rocker Switches

Units: About 18,000

Importer: RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas

Hazard: The wiring diagram on the switch’s package is incorrect. The Neutral and Line notation is reversed, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the RadioShack Illuminated Round Rocker Switch, catalog number 275-0021 and a date code of 01P09, or January 2009, and earlier. The switches are used as replacement on/off switches for electronics or for use in hobby projects. The wiring diagram, the catalog number, and manufacturing dates are located on the back of the product’s packaging. In the date code MMPYY, MM is the month and YY is the year.

Sold at: RadioShack stores nationwide and online at from June 2008 through January 2009 for about $4.

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