Safety Alert Number 0712108

AutoZone Recalls Booster Cables Due to Electrical Hazard

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.

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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: