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#183229 - 12/31/08 10:54 PM Faulty instructions prompt recall of DIY books  
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Wiring a House, 3rd Edition and Wiring Complete, Expert Advice from Start to Finish Instructional Books

Units: About 64,000

Publisher: The Taunton Press, of Newtown, Conn.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Home improvement stores, book stores, and various other retailers nationwide from February 2008 through November 2008 for about $25.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the books and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.


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#183262 - 01/01/09 05:05 PM Re: Faulty instructions prompt recall of DIY books [Re: Trumpy]  
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Over at FHB they said this was a problem with swapping the line and load on the GFCI installation diagrams


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#184016 - 01/30/09 03:01 PM Re: Faulty instructions prompt recall of DIY books [Re: gfretwell]  
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I HOPE that's the only problem- if it is, it would be immediately apparent to the HO when his GFCI doesn't work, and not as likely to cause injuries.


#184418 - 02/09/09 11:07 PM Re: Faulty instructions prompt recall of DIY books [Re: SteveFehr]  
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That is true, if he has a new GFCI. The older ones would work either way, except the built in receptacle was not protected.


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