How did it take the the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission up to 35 years to figure out nearly 1 million books had faulty wiring instructions? I'd love to know the story behind this:
Name of Product: Home Improvement Books
Units: About 951,000
Publisher: Oxmoor House, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala.
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves nine home improvement books, as listed below:
Title ISBN Publication Date AmeriSpec Home Repair Handbook 978-0-376-00180-1 January 2006 Lowe’s Complete Home Improvement and Repair 978-0-376-00922-7
Lowe’s Complete Home Wiring 978-0-376-00928-9 May 2008 Sunset Basic Home Repairs 978-0-376-01581-5
Sunset Complete Home Wiring 978-0-376-01594-5 December 1999 Sunset Complete Patio Book 978-0-376-01411-5
Sunset Home Repair Handbook 978-0-376-01258-6
Sunset Water Gardens 978-0-376-03849-4 January 2004 Sunset You Can Build — Wiring 978-0-376-01596-9 January 2009
Sold at: Home improvement stores and bookstores nationwide from January 1975 through December 2009 for between $13 and $35.
Printed in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these books and contact Oxmoor House for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oxmoor House toll-free at (866) 696-7602 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.sunsetrecall.com
See all the books at www.cpsc.gov