Home Improvement Books Recalled

Oxmoor House has implemented a very large recall of about 540,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Home Improvement Books due to faulty wiring instructions and shock and fire hazards to consumers, said the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Consumers are advised to stop using these products immediately and are advised that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

About 951,000 home improvement books with similar faulty wiring instructions were recalled in January 2010. That recall notice can be accessed here.

The recalled Home Improvement Books were published by Oxmoor House, Inc., of Birmingham, Alabama and 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. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recall involves the following 17 home improvement books, which were published in the United States and sold at home improvement and book stores for between $5 and $20 dollars from 1955 through December 2005. These titles, which span back as far as 50 years, are out of print and were last sold by retailers in 2005; however, they are likely still on bookshelves in consumers’ homes. A complete breakdown of books’ ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 numbers and publishing dates can be accessed at the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11701.html

• Fix-It Maps: Replacing Switches and Receptacles
• Southern Living Basic Home Repairs
• Southern Living Basic Wiring (2nd Ed.)
• Southern Living Basic Home Wiring Illustrated (1st Ed.)
• Southern Living Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling
• Southern Living Home Lighting
• Southern Living Kitchens Planning & Remodeling
• Sunset Basic Wiring (3rd Ed.)
• Sunset Basic Home Wiring Illustrated (1st & 2nd Ed.)
• Southern Living Complete Patio
• Sunset Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling
• Sunset Home Lighting
• Sunset Home Lighting Handbook
• Sunset Home Remodeling Illustrated
• Sunset Kitchens Planning & Remodeling
• Sunset Basic Home Repair Handbook (HC edition)

Consumers should immediately stop using these books and contact Oxmoor House for a full refund. Oxmoor House can be reached, toll-free, at (866) 696-7602 any time, or at the firm’s Web site at www.sunsetrecall.com.

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