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:

TitleISBN-10ISBN-13Publication Date
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
0-376-01098-3
978-0-376-00922-7
978-0-376-01098-8
September 2005
December 1999
Lowe's Complete Home Wiring 0-376-00928-4 978-0-376-00928-9 May 2008
Sunset Basic Home Repairs 0-376-01581-0
0-376-01025-8
978-0-376-01581-5
978-0-376-01025-4
February 1995
January 1975
Sunset Complete Home Wiring 0-376-01594-2 978-0-376-01594-5 December 1999
Sunset Complete Patio Book 0-376-01411-3
0-376-01397-4
0-376-01399-0
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 0-376-01258-7
0-376-01256-0
978-0-376-01258-6
978-0-376-01256-2
October 1998
February 1985
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

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Picture of Lowe's Complete Home Improvement and Repair Recalled Home Improvement Book

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Picture of Recalled Sunset Home Repair Handbook Home Improvement Book

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Picture of Recalled Sunset Complete Home Wiring Home Improvement Book

Picture of Recalled Sunset Water Gardens Home Improvement Book

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

Picture of Recalled Sunset Complete Patio Book Home Improvement Book