|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 1999
Release # 99-064
Company Phone Number: (800) 568-9889
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076
CPSC, Coast Guard and Trojan Battery Co. Announce Recall of Marine-Type Batteries
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Coast Guard, Trojan Battery Co., of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., 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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