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Recall: Home Improvement Books

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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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Home Improvement Books
Image of Recalled Basic Home Wiring Illustrated home improvement book 180987
Image of Recalled Southern Living Basic Home Repairs home improvement book 730204
Image of Recalled Southern Living Basic Wiring home improvement book 754194
Image of Recalled Southern Living Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling home improvement book 615962
Image of Recalled Southern Living Home Lighting home improvement book 652622
Image of Recalled Southern Living Kitchens Planning & Remodeling home improvement book 220128
Image of Recalled Sunset Basic Home Wiring Illustrated home improvement book 991911
Image of Recalled Southern Living Complete Patio home improvement book 596916
Image of Recalled Sunset Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling home improvement book 477974
Image of Recalled Sunset Home Lighting home improvement book 249502
Image of Recalled Sunset Home Lighting Handbook home improvement book 724747
Image of Recalled Sunset Home Remodeling Illustrated home improvement book 636638
Image of Recalled Sunset Kitchens Planning & Remodeling home improvement book 878569
Image of Recalled Sunset Basic Home Repair Handbook home improvement book 207904
Image of Recalled Sunset Basic Home Wiring Illustrated home improvement book 384732
Image of Recalled Sunset Basic Wiring home improvement book 904580
Image of Recalled Books (not Children's) 847953
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Website: www.sunsetrecall.com
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.

TitleISBN-10ISBN-13Publication Date
Fix-It Maps: Replacing Switches and Receptacles0-376-07007-2978-0-376-07007-4January 2000
Southern Living Basic Home Repairs0-376-09052-9978-0-376-09052-2January 1999
Southern Living Basic Wiring (2nd Ed.)
Southern Living Basic Home Wiring Illustrated (1st Ed.)
0-376-09054-5
0-376-09041-3
978-0-376-09054-6
978-0-376-0-90416
January 1999
June 1992
Southern Living Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling0-376-09055-3978-0-376-09055-3January 1999
Southern Living Home Lighting0-376-09062-6978-0-376-09062-1January 1999
Southern Living Kitchens Planning & Remodeling0-376-09067-7978-0-376-09067-6January 2000
Sunset Basic Wiring (3rd Ed.)
Sunset Basic Home Wiring Illustrated (1st & 2nd Ed.)
0-376-01584-5
0-376-01095-9
0-376-01092-4
978-0-376-01584-6
978-0-376-01095-7
978-0-376-01092-6
March 1995
1987
1977
Southern Living Complete Patio 0-376-09081-2
0-376-09044-8
978-0-376-09081-2
978-0-376-09044-7
January 2000
September 1992
Sunset Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling0-376-01329-X
0-376-01294-3
0-376-01293-5
0-376-01326-5
0-376-01323-0
0-376-01322-2
0-376-01321-4
978-0-376-01329-3
978-0-376-01294-4
978-0-376-01293-7
978-0-376-01326-2
978-0-376-01323-1
978-0-376-01322-4
978-0-376-01321-7
January 2000
April 1994
October 1983
September 1980
1975
1969
1963
Sunset Home Lighting0-376-01308-7978-0-376-01308-8January 1998
Sunset Home Lighting Handbook0-376-01313-3
0-376-01312-5
978-0-376-01313-2
978-0-376-01312-5
May 1988
October 1982
Sunset Home Remodeling Illustrated0-376-01288-9978-0-376-01288-3September 1987
Sunset Kitchens Planning & Remodeling0-376-01347-8
0-376-01346-X
0-376-01345-1
0-376-01335-4
0-376-01334-6
0-376-01333-8
Not Available
Not Available
978-0-376-01347-7
978-0-376-01346-0
978-0-376-01345-3
978-0-376-01335-4
978-0-376-01334-7
978-0-376-01333-0
Not Available
Not Available
January 2000
April 1994
October 1983
1976
1974
1967
1962
1955
Sunset Basic Home Repair Handbook (HC edition) 0-376-01275-7978-0-376-01275-3August 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

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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+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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