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             Square D Recalls Safety Switches
           Due to Shock or Electrocution Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, 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: General Duty Safety Switches.

Manufacturer: Square D Co., of Palatine, Ill.

Hazard: The safety switch can continue to supply electri-
city even after being placed in the “OFF” position. This 
poses the risk of an electric shock or electrocution 
hazard to consumers. 

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been 
reported. 

Description: The recall includes General Duty 30 and 60 
ampere, 240 volt, 1 phase and 3 phase NEMA 3R safety 
switches. The switches are typically used to control the 
flow of electricity to outdoor motorized units that are 
hardwired to a household or business’ electrical system 
such as outdoor air conditioning and heating (HVAC) 
equipment. The switches contain “ON” and “OFF” positions. 
The “OFF” position is designed to cut the flow of electri-
city to an outdoor motorized unit to protect the person 
who is servicing the unit. The recalled switches have the 
following date codes and catalog number printed on bottom 
of the wiring label inside the front cover or on bottom 
of the package label. 

Date Codes Catalog Numbers 
06371 through 06446 D211NRB 
D211NRBBP 
D211NRBCP 
D221NRB 
D221NRBCP 
D321NRB 
D321NRBCP 
DU221RB 
DU222RB 
DU321RB 
DU322RB 

Sold at: Electrical distributors and retailers from 
September 2006 through November 2006 for between $120 
and $300.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should return the uninstalled safety 
switches to the retailer or distributor where purchased 
for a free replacement unit. Installed safety switches 
will be replaced free of charge by contacting the firm.

Customer Contact: Contact Square D toll-free at (877) 
202-9046 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through 
Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at 
www.us.squared.com 

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        Remote-Control Helicopter Toys Recalled
                   Due to Burn Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily con-
ducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers 
should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise 
instructed.

Name of Product: Remote-Control Dragonfly King HX-242 
Helicopter (also known as the Micro R/C Helicopter)

Manufacturer: ThinkGeek Inc., of Fairfax, Va.

Hazard: The helicopter battery can overheat and catch 
fire, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: ThinkGeek has received five reports 
of the battery overheating. No fires or injuries have 
been reported.

Description: The recalled toy helicopters are remote-
controlled lightweight plastic toy helicopters. The 
helicopter is sold with a control unit, a charger and 
rechargeable batteries in the body of the toy. The 
body of the helicopter measures about 13 inches in 
length and the rotor diameter is about 10 inches. The 
helicopter is yellow and red with green rotors. The 
helicopter has a label on the front that reads 
“Champion HX242 Electric Power Helicopter.”

Sold Exclusively: ThinkGeek.com Web site during November 
2006 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the 
recalled toy helicopters and contact ThinkGeek to 
receive a refund or a replacement product.

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact 
ThinkGeek at (888) 433-5788 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site 
at www.thinkgeek.com - consumers may also e-mail the 
firm at recall@thinkgeek.com

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                   Celebrate Express Inc.
        Recalls Gigantic Gemstone Ring Party Favors
                Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily con-
ducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers 
should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise 
instructed

Name of product: Gigantic Gemstone Ring 

Distributor/Importer: Celebrate Express Inc., of Kirkland, 
Wash.

Hazard: The recalled rings could contain high levels of 
lead . Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and 
can cause adverse health effects. 

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been 
reported. 

Description: The recalled children’s Gigantic Gemstone 
Ring toy is a silver-colored metallic ring with a large 
plastic gemstone. The gemstone colors include: blue, red, 
purple, green and clear. The rings were sold individually 
and as part of various party favor, costume and heirloom 
sets. 

Sold at: Celebrate Express’ Birthday Express, Costume 
Express and Storybook Heirloom Web sites and catalogs, 
and at the Birthday Express retail outlet store located 
in Kirkland, Wash. The recalled products were sold from 
October 2003 through October 2006 for about $1.50. 

Manufactured in: China 

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled party favors 
away from children immediately and contact the company 
for a refund. Celebrate Express has directly contacted 
purchasers of the products by mail. 

Consumer Contact: Call Celebrate Express at (888) 
551-3995 between 4:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. PT Monday 
through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at 
www.celebrateexpress.com

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