Can't Believe Every Thing You Read Recall On Faulty Wiring Instructions In Books

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX Property Specialists RS294217 / RM423788

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 Handbook 978-0-376-00180-1 January 2006
Lowe's Complete Home Improvement and Repair 978-0-376-00922-7
978-0-376-01098-8
September 2005
December 1999
Lowe's Complete Home Wiring 978-0-376-00928-9 May 2008
Sunset Basic Home Repairs 978-0-376-01581-5
978-0-376-01025-4
February 1995
January 1975
Sunset Complete Home Wiring 978-0-376-01594-5 December 1999asic,
Sunset Complete Patio Book 978-0-376-01411-5
978-0-376-01397-2
978-0-376-01399-6
January 2006
January 1998
April 1990
Sunset Home Repair Handbook 978-0-376-01258-6
978-0-376-01256-2
October 1998
February 1985
Sunset Water Gardens 978-0-376-03849-4 January 2004
Sunset You Can Build - Wiring 978-0-376-01596-9 January 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 www.sunsetrecall.com

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Picture of Sunset Basic Home Repairs Recalled Home Improvement BookPicture of Recalled Sunset Home Repair Handbook Home Improvement Book



Picture of Recalled Lowe's Complete Home Wiring Home Improvement BookPicture of Recalled Sunset Complete Home Wiring Home Improvement Book



Picture of Recalled Sunset Water Gardens Home Improvement BookPicture of Recalled Sunset You Can Build - Wiring Home Improvement Book



Picture of Recalled Sunset Complete Patio Book Home Improvement Book

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Nick T Pappas
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Heather, although I do have a few manuals, fortunately non of these mentioned.  To think that this could have and potentially still can injure or kill someone.  I sure hope the stores that sold the books are making people aware of the recall.

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