My buddy had his switch changed out several weeks before the announcement.
It had overheated but had not caught fire.
The dealer didn't know that a recall was coming so he just did what he thought was right, he replaced the switch.
The switch is a white module with a pretty good sized "R" on the inside of the plastic cover and in the fine print that is stamped on the side, there appears to be a company name that is either Iokai Rika or Tokai Rika.
There is an address that appears to end in Aichi Japan.
He says that the "japan" is easy to read but he's not real sure about the Aichi.
Apparently it got hot enough to affect the print.
Regardless of where the defective parts come from, it appears the high number of recalls recently from both GM and Ford on ~5 year old vehicles shows that the durability and long term testing they did before selling those vehicles was woefully inadequate.