|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 586-2926
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
B&F System Inc. Recalls Emergency Tool Kits Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Emergency Tool Kits
Units: About 43,000
Distributor: B&F System Inc., of Dallas, Texas
Hazard: Booster cables in the recalled kits can have undersized wiring and inadequate connections, posing a fire and shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled emergency tool kits have booster cables in combination with other tools and safety equipment. The recall includes the following models:
#MTHEK41 - Yorkcraft™ 41 piece SAE & Metric kit
#MTHEKSM - Yorkcraft™ 6 piece kit
#MTHEKREF - Yorkcraft™ 15 piece kit
#MTHEK15 - Yorkcraft™ 15 piece kit
#MTEKIT2 - Yorkcraft™ Emergency Tool Kit
Sold at: Flea markets and various Internet sites nationwide from June 2003 through May 2007 for between $5 and $45.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the booster cables in the recalled kits immediately and contact the firm to receive a refund for the cost of the cables.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact B&F System toll-free at (877) 586-2926 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.bnfusa.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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