Rotella coolant being recalled

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Updated Mar 28, 2016

Rotella Ultra ELC 50-50 Pre-dilutedSOPUS Products is requesting return of all batches of one gallon bottles and 55-gallon drums of Shell Rotella Ultra ELC 50/50 Pre-diluted Antifreeze/Engine Coolant and one batch (B2811293U063/30Sept15) of 55-gallon drums of Shell Rotella Ultra ELC Antifreeze/Coolant Concentrate because these products were under-treated with bitterant, an additive used to render the product unpalatable.

If any of these products are already installed in a cooling system, SOPUS says they do not need to be drained or replaced because the lack of bitterant has no impact on product performance.

The Shell Rotella Ultra ELC 50/50 Pre-diluted Antifreeze/Coolant does have warnings on the label and child-resistant closures.

“We request that distributors, customers and retailers remove these specific products from their inventory, segregate them from [sellable] products and return or recycle it,” the recall notice says.

To begin a claim process, click here. Open product should then be taken to a local recycling facility or auto parts store to be recycled. Additional instructions around recycling can be found here.