December 6, 1999
Castrol Air Conditioning Recharge Kits
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration today published the recall of Castrol Air Conditioning
Recharge Kit, Models 26055-BTEA and 26055-ATCS because the 9.5 oz. container of R-134A
freon supplied with the air conditioning recharge kit can rupture unexpectedly when left
in a vehicle during summer conditions where the interior temperature could exceed 130
Fahrenheit. This rupture could cause physical damage to the interior of a vehicle.
Approximately 65,000 fans are affected by this
Consumers are being asked not to use this product
and to return it for a full refund plus 10% of the purchase price.
Owner notification began during October 1999.
Owners should contact Castrol at 1-800-636-5823
concerning reimbursement for this product.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99E031]
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