Note: Additional ISBN numbers have been added, and a related recall issued
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued January 08, 2010
Revised September 21, 2010
Release # 10-104
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 696-7602
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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:
|AmeriSpec Home Repair Handbook||0-376-00180-1||978-0-376-00180-1||January 2006|
|Lowe's Complete Home Improvement and Repair||0-376-00922-5
|Lowe's Complete Home Wiring||0-376-00928-4||978-0-376-00928-9||May 2008
|Sunset Basic Home Repairs||0-376-01581-0
|Sunset Complete Home Wiring||0-376-01594-2||978-0-376-01594-5||December 1999|
|Sunset Complete Patio Book||0-376-01411-3
|Sunset Home Repair Handbook||0-376-01258-7
|Sunset Water Gardens||0-376-03849-7||978-0-376-03849-4||January 2004|
|Sunset You Can Build - Wiring||0-376-01596-9||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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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