AutoZone Recalls Booster Cables Due to Electrical Hazard

This recall involves the Valucraft eight gauge and ten gauge booster cables. The cables are orange and have “8GA” or “10GA” printed on them.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2007
Release #08-134

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 230-9786
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm’s Media Contact: Ray Pohlman, (901) 495-7962

 

AutoZone Recalls Booster Cables Due to Electrical Hazard

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: 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

 

Picture of Recalled Booster Cables

Picture of Recalled Booster Cables