Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mrkirker, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    This would almost be funny . . . . . :eek::eek:

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

    December 30, 2008
    Release #09-078 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 477-8727
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Faulty Instructions Prompt Recall of Electrical Wiring How-to-Books by The Taunton Press; Shock Hazard to Consumers
    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.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Taunton at (800) 477-8727 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site
  2. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    What a way to end the year, eh?

  3. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Dammit, Charlie! :)
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008
  4. Well, I see our British brethren are up to speed on the use of puns. Do they still send punsters to HMP Albany on the Isle of Wight, or did they switch to HMP Brixton in London? :D ;):p
  5. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    I think some of the industrial contractors I've hired in the past may have read that book... :D
  6. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I wonder if the publisher will get "charged" ? :rolleyes: :D

  7. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Now I'm waiting for someone to mention that the news of the recall was electrifying! :eek:
  8. It's possible, Art, but the government "wired" ahead to warn the company with that article, so it is probably is no longer "grounded" in this country. Since the publisher likely has a "broad band" of subsidiaries "plugged in" overseas, they probably made a new "connection." :D:rolleyes:
  9. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Mobile, Al.
    You guys are killing me!!!
  10. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
  11. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    If I had some rotten tomatoes I'd be using 'em.
  12. The books will then be collected and donated to inter-city tech schools,

    since most of these students can't read anyway, no harm will be done ... :rolleyes:
  13. Man I was wondering why when I flipped the light switch the garage door would open! Now I know!
  14. WATT LED to this. Who do we CONTACT,we need t find out who is at VOLT.
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