Shock/Fire Risk: Home Improvement Books Recalled Over Faulty Wiring Instructions

Shock/Fire Risk: Home Improvement Books Recalled Over Faulty Wiring Instructions


10/01/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Birmingham, AL—Oxmoor House, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily recalled approximately 540,000 home improvement books over faulty wiring instructions that can leave consumers at risk of shock and fire-related injuries. About 951,000 of the flawed books were subject to a similar recall in January 2010, according to the CPSC’s Friday, October 1, 2010 news release.

While no injuries or adverse events have been reported in connection with the recalled home improvement books, the CPSC stated, “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.”

Seventeen different home improvement books, which were last sold in 2005, are affected by the product safety recall.

The misleading books were sold from 1955 through December 2005 in nationwide home improvement stores and bookstores. Prices ranged from $5 to $20.

Consumers have been urged to contact Oxmoor House toll-free at (866) 696-7602 anytime, or online at, for more information concerning the recall.

To see a full list of books affected by the recall, please refer to the CPSC’s news release at

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