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

WASHINGTON, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—January 8, 2010. 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:

Title

ISBN

Publication 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 1999

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

Source: cpsc.gov

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