WASHINGTON COUNTY - In a recall of Washington County phone directories with unlisted numbers, about 14,000 were returned, although some residents sent back the wrong one, according to figures provided Friday.
It's unclear, though, what percentage that number is of the total directories distributed.
Ogden Directories printed 90,000 copies of its 2008-09 Washington County EZ To Use Big Book.
About half of those books were being distributed when the error was discovered, said Julie Kruger, a sales manager for Ogden Directories. Some books were pulled back from post offices and some were still on delivery trucks, so there's no way to know how many books reached customers, she said.
Using information Verizon was legally required to supply, Ogden published the directory and distributed it in Washington County and parts of Franklin County, Pa.
The Maryland Public Service Commission called Verizon representatives to Baltimore for a public meeting June 5, five days after a Herald-Mail story revealed the problem. Verizon blamed a computer malfunction.