Recall: Home Improvement Books
On 2010-10-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Home Improvement Books due to a potential electrical shock and fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 1955 for about $5 to $20.
About 500,000 units are involved in this Oxmoor House home improvement book recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Books (not Children's) category in 2010.
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Phone: (866) 696-7602
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves the following 17 home improvement books. These titles are out of print and were last sold by retailers in 2005. However, they are likely still on bookshelves in consumers' homes.
|Fix-It Maps: Replacing Switches and Receptacles||0-376-07007-2||978-0-376-07007-4||January 2000|
|Southern Living Basic Home Repairs||0-376-09052-9||978-0-376-09052-2||January 1999|
|Southern Living Basic Wiring (2nd Ed.)|
Southern Living Basic Home Wiring Illustrated (1st Ed.)
|Southern Living Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling||0-376-09055-3||978-0-376-09055-3||January 1999|
|Southern Living Home Lighting||0-376-09062-6||978-0-376-09062-1||January 1999|
|Southern Living Kitchens Planning & Remodeling||0-376-09067-7||978-0-376-09067-6||January 2000|
|Sunset Basic Wiring (3rd Ed.)|
Sunset Basic Home Wiring Illustrated (1st & 2nd Ed.)
|Southern Living Complete Patio|| 0-376-09081-2|
|Sunset Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling||0-376-01329-X|
|Sunset Home Lighting||0-376-01308-7||978-0-376-01308-8||January 1998|
|Sunset Home Lighting Handbook||0-376-01313-3|
|Sunset Home Remodeling Illustrated||0-376-01288-9||978-0-376-01288-3||September 1987|
|Sunset Kitchens Planning & Remodeling||0-376-01347-8|
|Sunset Basic Home Repair Handbook (HC edition)||0-376-01275-7||978-0-376-01275-3||August 1987|
These items were sold new+ at Home improvement stores and bookstores nationwide from 1955 through December 2005 for between $5 and $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using these books and contact Oxmoor House for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Oxmoor House toll-free at (866)696-7602 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sunsetrecall.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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