Books with bad do-it-yourself advice -

Books with bad do-it-yourself advice



WASHINGTON (AP) -- Oxmoor House is recalling nearly 1 million home improvement books because of errors that could lead do-it-yourselfers to make risky mistakes while installing or repairing their electrical wiring.

The errors in diagrams and wiring instructions could cause people to be shocked or create a fire hazard.

In announcing the voluntary recall Friday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said no incidents have been reported.

The 951,000 recalled books have nine different titles, including "Lowe's Complete Home Improvement and Repair" and "Sunset You Can Build -- Wiring."

They have been sold at bookstores and home improvement stores nationwide for years -- some more than three decades ago.

Consumers can call 866-696-7602 for more details.

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