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Home Improvement Books Recalled by Oxmoor House Due to Faulty Wiring Instructions

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–September 2, 2010.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Home Improvement Books

Units: About 540,000 (About 951,000 home improvement books with similar faulty wiring instructions were recalled in January 2010)

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 the following 17 home improvement books. These titles are out of print and were last sold by retailers in 2005. However, they are likely still on bookshelves in consumers’ homes.

Title ISBN-10 ISBN-13 Publication Date
Fix-It Maps: Replacing Switches and Receptacles 0-376-07007-2 978-0-376-07007-4 January 2000
Southern Living Basic Home Repairs 0-376-09052-9 978-0-376-09052-2 January 1999
Southern Living Basic Wiring (2nd Ed.)
Southern Living Basic Home Wiring Illustrated (1st Ed.)
0-376-09054-5
0-376-09041-3
978-0-376-09054-6
978-0-376-0-90416
January 1999
June 1992
Southern Living Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling 0-376-09055-3 978-0-376-09055-3 January 1999
Southern Living Home Lighting 0-376-09062-6 978-0-376-09062-1 January 1999
Southern Living Kitchens Planning & Remodeling 0-376-09067-7 978-0-376-09067-6 January 2000
Sunset Basic Wiring (3rd Ed.)
Sunset Basic Home Wiring Illustrated (1st & 2nd Ed.)
0-376-01584-5
0-376-01095-9
0-376-01092-4
978-0-376-01584-6
978-0-376-01095-7
978-0-376-01092-6
March 1995
1987
1977
Southern Living Complete Patio 0-376-09081-2
0-376-09044-8
978-0-376-09081-2
978-0-376-09044-7
January 2000
September 1992
Sunset Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling 0-376-01329-X
0-376-01294-3
0-376-01293-5
0-376-01326-5
0-376-01323-0
0-376-01322-2
0-376-01321-4
978-0-376-01329-3
978-0-376-01294-4
978-0-376-01293-7
978-0-376-01326-2
978-0-376-01323-1
978-0-376-01322-4
978-0-376-01321-7
January 2000
April 1994
October 1983
September 1980
1975
1969
1963
Sunset Home Lighting 0-376-01308-7 978-0-376-01308-8 January 1998
Sunset Home Lighting Handbook 0-376-01313-3
0-376-01312-5
978-0-376-01313-2
978-0-376-01312-5
May 1988
October 1982
Sunset Home Remodeling Illustrated 0-376-01288-9 978-0-376-01288-3 September 1987
Sunset Kitchens Planning & Remodeling 0-376-01347-8
0-376-01346-X
0-376-01345-1
0-376-01335-4
0-376-01334-6
0-376-01333-8
Not Available
Not Available
978-0-376-01347-7
978-0-376-01346-0
978-0-376-01345-3
978-0-376-01335-4
978-0-376-01334-7
978-0-376-01333-0
Not Available
Not Available
January 2000
April 1994
October 1983
May 1905
1974
1967
1962
1955
Sunset Basic Home Repair Handbook (HC edition) 0-376-01275-7 978-0-376-01275-3 August 1987

Sold at: Home improvement stores and bookstores nationwide from 1955 through December 2005 for between $5 and $20.

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

 

Source: cpsc.gov

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