AutoZone is recalling 140,000 faulty Valucraft booster cables because the clamps were assembled incorrectly, “resulting in reverse polarity and causing an electrical shock and explosion hazard,” according to the CPSC. The official statement says that “AutoZone has received reports of four incidents of reverse polarity that resulted in minor property damage.”
The cables were sold at AutoZone stores nationwide and on its Web site from June 2007 through October 2007 for between $12 and $20.
The recall includes Valucraft eight gauge and ten gauge booster cables, which are orange and have “8GA” or “10GA” printed on them.
Consumers should stop using the cables immediately and return them to any AutoZone store for a full refund or a free replacement, the agency said.