Sir82: "Smells of sensationalism and/or exaggeration."
Not necessarily sir82. The UK is a small, densely populated nation and information, positive or negative must travel through the JW grapevine much, much faster than in in the spread out USA. Seems to me like they had to many apostacy problems with the apostates suggesting to the JWs that they read such and such in their own library books so they know it's authentic. That must have triggered shock waves in the UK much faster and with much quicker response from the Branch office (?) than in the USA.
Nevertheless don't be surpriesed if it happens in the US. I know, from first hand experience and information, that they have been going for at least 30 years to bookstores, buying anything older than a certain amount of years and replacing it with more current books.