I love being able to do certain improvement projects around my house. I typically approach the projects with the mindset that it doesn’t require the education of a NASA engineer to figure it out, and as long as I have a good home improvement book to use as a reference then I’m pretty much set.
Apparently that’s not the case for some home improvement books published by Oxmoor House (which when I first read the name I thought it read Oxymoron House) dealing with the installation and repair of electrical wiring. Apparently the errors in the technical diagrams and wiring instructions could cause people to be shocked or create a fire hazard. The books have been available for over thirty years, so if you were installing a new light in your house in the mid 1980s and wondered why the house went up in flames right after you turned the light on now you know it wasn’t just you.
The article stating this recall can be seen here: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34770363/ns/business-consumer_news/