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Nine Different Home Improvement Books Recalled with Faulty Wiring Instructions

June 14, 2010

On January 8, 2010 Oxmoor House, Inc., of Birmingham, AL recalled approximately 951,000 home improvement books. The books have errors in the wiring diagrams and wiring instructions that could lead you to incorrectly install or repair electrical wiring, posing an electrical shock or fire hazard to consumers. Thankfully, no injuries or incidents were reported.

This recall includes all nine home improvement books 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
September 2005
December 1999
Lowe’s Complete Home Wiring 978-0-376-00928-9 May 2008
Sunset Basic Home Repairs 978-0-376-01581-5
February 1995
January 1975
Sunset Complete Home Wiring 978-0-376-01594-5 December 1999
Sunset Complete Patio Book 978-0-376-01411-5
January 2006
January 1998
April 1990
Sunset Home Repair Handbook 978-0-376-01258-6
October 1998
February 1985
Sunset Water Gardens 978-0-376-03849-4 January 2004
Sunset You Can Build – Wiring 978-0-376-01596-9 January 2009

These books were sold at home improvement stores and bookstores nationwide from January 1975 through December 2009 for between $13 and $35. They were printed in the United States.

You 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 their Web site at

Amerispec Home Repair Manual Lowes Complete Home Improvement Repair
Lowes Complete Home Wiring Sunset Basic Home Repairs
Sunset Complete Home Wiring Sunset Complete Patio
Sunset Home Repair Handbook Sunset Water Gardens
Sunset Wiring

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