B&F System Inc. Recalls Emergency Tool Kits Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2007
Release #07-297

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

Picture of Recalled Emergency Tool Kits