February 18, 1999Trojan Battery Co. Recalls
Marine- Type Batteries
Santa Fe Springs,
CA (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation
with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Coast Guard, Trojan
Battery Co. is recalling approximately 11,000 marine-type batteries, which also can be
used as a mobile home or recreational vehicle auxilary power source. These batteries could
have a cracked negative terminal post that could lead to internal sparking and possible
explosion. An exploding battery can result in chemical and thermal burns, and lacerations
to people in the area.
Trojan Battery Co. is not aware of any injuries or incidents involving these batteries.
This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Only Type 27TMN batteries are involved in this recall. These 12-volt batteries were sold
under the brand names "Action Pack," "Pro-Guide," "Sea
Volt," "Trojan," "Centennial Battery," and others.
To determine if your battery is part of this recall, look for the following symbols
stamped on the positive battery terminal post: "I01," "I04,"
"I12," "I14," "I15," "I21," "I29,"
"J05" and "J17."
Major marine and discount retailers sold these batteries between September 1998 and
December 1998 for between $79 and $89.
Consumers with these recalled batteries should stop using them immediately, and return
them to the store where they were purchased for a free replacement battery. For more
information, consumers should call Trojan toll-free at (800) 568-9889 anytime.
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