Monday, January 05, 2009

Dangerous Book Recalled

Unlike other books that have been called “dangerous” throughout history, Taunton Press’ 3rd edition of Wiring a House isn’t likely to lead to inflammatory ideas. Still -- and arguably -- fear of fire might be exactly what’s involved in a recent recall of two of the publisher’s books. From CBC:
Taunton Press is recalling about 64,000 copies of Wiring a House, 3rd Edition and Wiring Complete, Expert Advice from Start to Finish because the book includes incorrect information about how to install and repair electrical wiring, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
Taunton Press’ own recall notice -- for both Wiring a House, 3rd Edition, by Rex Cauldwell and Wiring Complete, by Michael Litchfield and Michael McAlister, is here.

In fairness, it should be mentioned that Taunton produces some really fantastic -- and completely not dangerous -- books and magazines. Their main Web site -- complete with prominent links to the recall notice -- is here.



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