Books contain directions that could lead to incorrect installation and repair of electrical wiring…52,000 copies recalled…some of the books in circulation for 30 years…


It is a recipe for a do-it-yourself disaster.

Oxmoor House Inc. is recalling more than 52,000 copies of nine home improvement books sold in Canada containing directions that could lead buyers to incorrectly install and repair electrical wiring.

Errors in diagrams and instructions could lead to an “electrical shock or fire hazard,” according to release sent out Wednesday by the U.S. publisher. The release said there have not been any reported, “incidents, injuries, or property damage,” associated with the faulty instructions. Some of the books have been in circulation for more than 30 years.

Read the full article, “Potentially shocking DIY books recalled” at yourhome.ca (Jan 15, 2010).

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