Safety Alert Number 0904243


Faulty Installation Instructions Prompt RadioShack Corp. Recall of Electrical Switches; Shock Hazard to Consumers
Release #09-180
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 843-7422
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. 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 www.radioshack.com from June 2008 through January 2009 for about $4. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the switch and check their installation to make sure the Line or Hot conductor
is connected to the switch rather than following the original instructions on the back of the package. New wiring instructions are
available at www.radioshack.com/recalls (Microsoft Word Document), or by contacting Radio Shack. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.radioshack.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09180.html