April 3, 2009

RadioShack recalls electrical switches

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of RadioShack electrical switches due to faulty installation instructions.

The wiring instructions that come with the illuminated round rocker switches, catalog number 275-0021 with date codes of 01P09 or January 2009 or early, are incorrect, specifically a diagram on the package, the Commission said.

About 18,000 of the switches were sold nationwide from June 2008 and January 2009 for about $4.

Consumers were advised to contact RadioShack Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas, for correct installation instructions.

Consumers can call 800-843-7422 for information.