AutoZone Recalls Booster Cables Due to Electrical Hazards

For Immediate Release
December 13, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 230-9786 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Firm's Media Contact: (901) 495-7962 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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: Valucraft Booster Cables
Units: About 140,000
Manufacturer: AutoZone Parts Inc., of Memphis, Tenn.
Hazard: The booster cables clamps were assembled incorrectly resulting in reverse polarity. This poses an electrical shock and explosion hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: AutoZone has received reports of four incidents of reverse polarity that resulted in minor property damage.
Description: This recall involves the Valucraft eight gauge and ten gauge booster cables. The cables are orange and have "8GA" or "10GA" printed on them.
Sold at: AutoZone stores nationwide and on its website from June 2007 through October 2007 for between $12 and $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the booster cables immediately and return them to any AutoZone store for a full refund or a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact AutoZone at (800) 230-9786 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.autozone.com.

 

 
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