Home Improvement Books recalled due to errors in wiring instructions

Legal News for Alabama Product Liability Attorneys. Shock/fire hazard posed by recalled Home Improvement books with faulty wiring instructions.

CPSC announces recall of Home Improvement Books with information that could pose a fire hazard.

Birmingham, AL—Oxmoor House, Inc. has participated in the voluntary recall of Home Improvement Books due to errors in wiring instructions that could pose shock or fire hazards to consumers following them, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov. The product recall was announced on January 8, 2010.

The publisher, based in Birmingham, Alabama, has recalled approximately 951,000 Home Improvement Books after realizing that nine of these books falsely instruct consumers on wiring in home repair projects. Technical diagrams included in these books also reportedly contain errors that could create shock or fire risks. No incidents or injuries have been reported in regards to the recalled books.

Nine instructional books have been recalled and can be identified by either title or International Standard Book Number (ISBN). The recalled books include:

• AmeriSpec Home Repair Handbook
978-0-376-00180-1
• Lowe’s Complete Home Improvement and Repair
978-0-376-00922-7
978-0-376-01098-8
• Lowe’s Complete Home Wiring
978-0-376-00928-9
• Sunset Basic Home Repairs
978-0-376-01581-5
978-0-376-01025-4
• Sunset Complete Home Wiring
978-0-376-01594-5
• Sunset Complete Patio Book
978-0-376-01411-5
978-0-376-01397-2
978-0-376-01399-6
• Sunset Home Repair Handbook
978-0-376-01258-6
978-0-376-01256-2
• Sunset Water Gardens
978-0-376-03849-4
• Sunset You Can Build – Wiring
978-0-376-01596-9

These recalled Home Improvement Books had prices ranging from $13 to $35 and were being sold in home improvement stores and bookstores throughout the United States from January 1975 to December 2009. Consumers are urged to stop using the books and call Oxmoor House at toll-free (866) 696-7602 for a full refund.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Alabama Product Liability Lawyers.

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