I'm holding one of the packages in my hands. It was shipped two days before the recall. A label that says "TXT MESSAGING COLOR PHONE" was placed over the box's printing that says "GET IT NOW COLOR PHONE".
So, this packages was effectively fixed with a simple label. Seems strange that the phones would have to be recalled, but I guess Verizon wants to make sure the label really gets put on the box.
I owned the phone for about 10 minutes on the first day it was available where I live but returned it right away due to the headset jack adaptor and very poor (low) volume. The adaptor (Nokia to 2.5 mm) is bulky and awkward, but the worst was that I could barely hear anything with my headset when the volume was cranked to the max. I even tried a store clerk's headset and he had the same experience. I have since wanted to go back with a Nokia plug headset and try it without the adaptor because if the volume was normal without the adaptor, I might repurchase the phone. But alas, it has been recalled, maybe due to the headset adaptor problem. And of course, when asked, no one at Verizon or Nokia knows a thing!