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Home Design & Trends: Major DIY Book Recall

January 25, 2010

Just a quick public service announcement for all you DIY-ers out there. I was tipped off by the blog DIY Life that Oxmoor House publishers has recently recalled some of their DIY books due to unsafe advice relating to electrical wiring. Here is the complete story from DIY Life:

Book publisher Oxmoor House recently recalled nearly one million do-it-yourself books due to bad advice regarding electrical wiring in the home. Fortunately, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), no incidents have been reported in relation to the recalled books. Regardless, the following nine titles have been removed from shelves:

  • 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

According to USA Today, bookstores and home improvement stores nationwide sold the recalled books from January 1975 through December 2009. Needless to say, if you have any of these books on your own bookshelves, toss ’em.

For more information on this book recall, visit The Consumer Product Safety Commission website or call 866-696-7602.

I have found that when it comes to wiring, you should always call a professional. Why take chances? You can always check out our listing of electricians in Wisconsin Rapids in the business directory.