CPSC Book Recall

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2010 Release # 10-104
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 696-7602 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Home Improvement Books Recalled by Oxmoor House Due to Faulty Wiring Instructions; Shock or Fire Hazard to Consumers
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.
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 / September 2005 Lowe's Complete Home Improvement and Repair / 978-0-376-01098-8 / December 1999 Lowe's Complete Home Wiring / 978-0-376-00928-9 / May 2008 Sunset Basic Home Repairs / 978-0-376-01581-5 / February 1995 Sunset Basic Home Repairs / 978-0-376-01025-4 / January 1975 Sunset Complete Home Wiring / 978-0-376-01594-5 / December 1999 Sunset Complete Patio Book / 978-0-376-01411-5 / January 2006 Sunset Complete Patio Book / 978-0-376-01397-2 / January 1998 Sunset Complete Patio Book / 978-0-376-01399-6 / April 1990 Sunset Home Repair Handbook / 978-0-376-01258-6 / October 1998 Sunset Home Repair Handbook / 978-0-376-01256-2 / 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
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10104.html
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