|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 586-2926
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 is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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