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Home Improvement Books Recalled by Oxmoor House

Oxmoor House, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala., in cooperation with the CPSC, is voluntarily expanding the recall of about 540,000 Home Improvement Books (About 951,000 home improvement books with similar faulty wiring instructions were recalled in January 2010).

Hazard: The books contain errors in the technical diagrams and wiring instructions that could lead consumers to incorrectly install or repair electrical wiring, posing an electrical shock or fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Sold at: Home improvement stores and bookstores nationwide from 1955 through December 2005 for between $5 and $20.

Description: The recall involves the following 17 home improvement books. These titles are out of print and were last sold by retailers in 2005. However, they are likely still on bookshelves in consumers' homes.

TitleISBN-10ISBN-13Publication Date
Fix-It Maps: Replacing Switches and Receptacles0-376-07007-2978-0-376-07007-4January 2000
Southern Living Basic Home Repairs0-376-09052-9978-0-376-09052-2January 1999
Southern Living Basic Wiring (2nd Ed.) Southern Living Basic Home Wiring Illustrated (1st Ed.)0-376-09054-5 0-376-09041-3978-0-376-09054-6 978-0-376-0-90416January 1999 June 1992
Southern Living Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling0-376-09055-3978-0-376-09055-3January 1999
Southern Living Home Lighting0-376-09062-6978-0-376-09062-1January 1999
Southern Living Kitchens Planning & Remodeling0-376-09067-7978-0-376-09067-6January 2000
Sunset Basic Wiring (3rd Ed.) Sunset Basic Home Wiring Illustrated (1st & 2nd Ed.)0-376-01584-5 0-376-01095-9 0-376-01092-4978-0-376-01584-6 978-0-376-01095-7 978-0-376-01092-6March 1995 1987 1977
Southern Living Complete Patio0-376-09081-2 0-376-09044-8978-0-376-09081-2 978-0-376-09044-7January 2000 September 1992
Sunset Bathrooms Planning & Remodeling0-376-01329-X 0-376-01294-3 0-376-01293-5 0-376-01326-5 0-376-01323-0 0-376-01322-2 0-376-01321-4978-0-376-01329-3 978-0-376-01294-4 978-0-376-01293-7 978-0-376-01326-2 978-0-376-01323-1 978-0-376-01322-4 978-0-376-01321-7January 2000 April 1994 October 1983 September 1980 1975 1969 1963
Sunset Home Lighting0-376-01308-7978-0-376-01308-8January 1998
Sunset Home Lighting Handbook0-376-01313-3 0-376-01312-5978-0-376-01313-2 978-0-376-01312-5May 1988 October 1982
Sunset Home Remodeling Illustrated0-376-01288-9978-0-376-01288-3September 1987
Sunset Kitchens Planning & Remodeling0-376-01347-8 0-376-01346-X 0-376-01345-1 0-376-01335-4 0-376-01334-6 0-376-01333-8 Not Available Not Available978-0-376-01347-7 978-0-376-01346-0 978-0-376-01345-3 978-0-376-01335-4 978-0-376-01334-7 978-0-376-01333-0 Not Available Not AvailableJanuary 2000 April 1994 October 1983 May 1905 1974 1967 1962 1955
Sunset Basic Home Repair Handbook (HC edition)0-376-01275-7978-0-376-01275-3August 1987

Printed in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these books and contact Oxmoor House for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oxmoor House toll-free at (866) 696-7602 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at

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