Electrical Wiring How-to-Books by The Taunton Press Recalled Due to Faulty Instructions
January 1, 2009
On December 30, 2007 The Taunton Press, of Newtown, CT recalled approximately 64,000 Wiring a House, 3rd Edition and Wiring Complete, Expert Advice from Start to Finish Instructional Books. The books contain several errors in the technical diagrams that could lead consumers to incorrectly install or repair electrical wiring, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers.
The recall involves the 3rd Edition of Wiring a House. The paperback book’s cover is white and yellow and has a photograph of a man wiring a panel. ISBN #978-1-56158-942-5 is printed on the back cover. Wiring Complete, Expert Advice from Start to Finish is paperback and has a green, black and white cover that shows hands wiring an electrical wall receptacle.
These books were sold at home improvement stores, book stores, and various other retailers nationwide from February 2008 through November 2008 for about $25 and manufactured in the United States.
If you own one of these books you should immediately stop using the books and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For additional information, contact Taunton at (800) 477-8727 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site http://www.taunton.com/thetauntonpress/recall-notice.asp
I just chuckled when I found this recall. This is exactly what I am talking about on my DIY Electrical Wiring Help from a Master Electrician page. I have read several electrical books for DIYers and learned that most of them are either full of mistakes or aren’t updated to meet current National Electrical Code standards.
Tip: When getting advice about electrical wiring, be sure it is from a licensed electrician, electrical engineer or electrical inspector.
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