Sunday, January 10, 2010

9 Home Improvement Books Recalled

Blogroll Me!This is an unusual recall in that the information in these 9 home improvement books could result in injury as the instructions for wiring is incorrect! I have only posted a picture of one of the 9 books recalled. In order to see the covers of the other 8 recalled books follow the link after the recall info at the bottom of this blog.

Home Improvement Books Recalled by Oxmoor House Due to Faulty Wiring Instructions; Shock or Fire Hazard to Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Home Improvement Books

Units: About 951,000

Publisher: Oxmoor House, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala.

Hazard: The books contain errors in the technical diagrams and wiring instructions that could lead consumers to incorrectly install or repair electrical wiring, posing an electrical shock or fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves nine home improvement books, as listed below:

TitleISBNPublication Date
AmeriSpec Home Repair Handbook978-0-376-00180-1January 2006
Lowe’s Complete Home Improvement and Repair978-0-376-00922-7
September 2005
December 1999
Lowe’s Complete Home Wiring978-0-376-00928-9May 2008
Sunset Basic Home Repairs978-0-376-01581-5
February 1995
January 1975
Sunset Complete Home Wiring978-0-376-01594-5December 1999
Sunset Complete Patio Book978-0-376-01411-5
January 2006
January 1998
April 1990
Sunset Home Repair Handbook978-0-376-01258-6
October 1998
February 1985
Sunset Water Gardens978-0-376-03849-4January 2004
Sunset You Can Build - Wiring978-0-376-01596-9January 2009

Sold at: Home improvement stores and bookstores nationwide from January 1975 through December 2009 for between $13 and $35.

Printed in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these books and contact Oxmoor House for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oxmoor House toll-free at (866) 696-7602 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at

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