Recalls

January 27, 2010

DIY Books Recalled

sunset_complete_home_wiring.jpgThe publishing company Oxmoor House is recalling a number of electrical how-to books due to the fact that they 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." There's no more information available as to exactly which drawings contain the bad advice, which is too bad because some of these books have been on the shelves since 1975. Thankfully though, there have been no injuries resulting from the errors.

One of the books, Complete Home Wiring, is sitting on our desk right now. We even reviewed it way back in the first month of this site's existence. In that review, we applauded the book for its, "helpful pictures and charts." Apparently what we should have written was, 'deadly pictures and charts."

If you have one of the books, listed below, you are to visit www.sunsetrecall.com for instructions on how to return it for a full refund.

An article on the recall is here, the recall press release is here, and, again, if you have one of the books, go here to return it.
The books are:

  • 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

A big thanks to reader Dar for bringing this to our attention.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (1) | social bookmarking

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July 13, 2007

Recall: Milwaukee 14.4 and 18 Volt Batteries

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Milwaukee is advising owners of Milwaukee Power Plus, Chicago Pneumatic, and Extractor 14.4 and 18 volt 2.4 ah NiCd battery packs to call them and possibly get an exchange. Apparently, on batteries manufactured between July 1999 and February 2004, damage to a vent can lead to the battery actually exploding. These explosions have lead to 35 recorded incidents, 11 of which resulted in injury.

Read the press release here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 16, 2007

Recall: Ryobi Router Tables

ryobi_router_table.jpgRyobi is asking that owners of their RT101 Router Table make sure that the throat plates securely snap into the opening. They have received three reports of them coming loose and two of these cases have involved injury. If your plates are loose, you are asked to contact Ryobi for a new set.

The RT101 Router Table were sold as part of a Ryobi combo kit (model numbers R161RTA and R162RTA).

For the full press release, go here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 15, 2007

Recall: Craftsman Circular Saw

craftsman_recall.jpgSears is advising owners of the Craftsman Circular Saw to remove the Craftsman logo sticker from the upper blade guard as it can become partially detached and interfere with the operation of the guard. The malfunction has resulted in at least one injury.

The recall involves a number of models available from November 2004 to February 2007. Sears has instructions on how to remove the sticker here.

For the full press release and model numbers, go here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking


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