The CPSC this week announced the recall of almost one million home improvement books published between February 1975 and the present, including some you might find currently in Lowe’s. The problem: erroneous technical diagrams and wiring instructions “could lead consumers to incorrectly install or repair electrical wiring, posing an electrical shock or fire hazard to consumers.”
The recalled titles all come from publisher Oxmoor House of Birmington, Alabama, and include: the 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, and Sunset You Can Build — Wiring.
If you own one of these books, give Oxmoor House a call at (866) 696-7602 for a full refund. And if you own the one published in 1975 and you’ve yet to use it for a single project, well — now you have an out.
Book Recall [CPSC]