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Description: Light Switch Recalled by Anam Industrial Co NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Media Relations April 24, 1996 (301) 504-7908 Release # 96-108 CPSC and Anam Industrial Co. Announce Light Switch Recall WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Anam Industrial Company, Wiring Device Division, of Seoul, Korea, is recalling about 12,000 Wall Mount Flush switches distributed under the name "TWI LITE Illuminated Switches." The wiring diagram on the package is incorrect. If the switch is wired according to the diagram printed on the package, there is a direct short in the circuit when the switch is turned on. Improper installation of the switch could result in a fire hazard. Anam Industrial has not received any reports of short circuits or incidents involving personal injury or property damage. The switch itself is not defective, only the wiring diagram on the package is incorrect. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The white or ivory switchplates, measuring 2.75 inches wide by 4.5 inches long, have gold trim and either one, two or three light switches with green or red pilot LED lamps. Item numbers on the packaging for the switches start with ALW. The switches are packaged on yellow, white, and blue cards labeled in part, "TWI LITE Illuminated switches for your home ... Side-to-Side operation ... Snap-On Screwless Faceplate ... Removable Touch-Pad for easy Cleaning ... Bright LED Illumination ..." Orchard Supply Hardware stores in California sold the switches from March 1995 through March 1996. Price/Costco stores in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii sold the switches from July 1995 through March 1996, and Builders Square stores in Colorado, Ohio, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico sold the switches from September 1995 through March 1996. The switches sold for approximately $6.00 to $20.00 each. Consumers who purchased TWI LITE switches should destroy the wiring diagram on the packaging and call Kenny Kim at (800) 220-9294. Adaptech will send consumers a correct wiring diagram within a few days. Consumers can also write to Kenny Kim at Adaptech, Inc., 3158 River Road, Des Plaines, Ill. 60018. [Learn More]

Recall Information

Recall Date04/24/1996
Recall ID5789
Recall Number96108
Product TypeSwitches
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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