DIY Recall

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Oxmoor House voluntarily recalled nearly 1,000,000 home improvement books purchased at home improvement stores and bookstores nationwide between January 1975 and December 2009.  The recall was prompted due to faulty wiring diagrams and technical instructions which could possibly lead to shock or fire hazards.

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission said in their January 2010 press release that no injuries had been reported, but they are still interested in incident or injury reports related to the recall.  Nine do-it-yourself books were included as part of the recall.

  • AmeriSpec Home Repair Handbook
  • Lowe's Complete Home Improvement and Repair
  • Lowe's Complete Home Wiring
  • Sunset Basic Home Repairs
  • Sunset Complete Home Wiring
  • Sunset Complete Patio Book
  • Sunset Home Repair Handbook
  • Sunset Water Gardens
  • Sunset You Can Build — Wiring

A full refund is being offered by Oxmoor House.  For a complete listing of the recalled books, including ISBN numbers and publication dates, go to or call 1-866-696-7602.

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