Shell coolant recall expanded

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Updated Apr 26, 2016

Rotella Ultra ELC 50-50 Pre-dilutedSOPUS Products says it has added additional 50/50 pre-diluted coolant products that have been undertreated with bitterant to the coolant return program it initiated last month.

SOPUS Products is requesting the return of the following products:

• ShellZone DEX-COOL Extended Life 50/50 Pre-diluted Antifreeze/Engine Coolant in 55-gallon drums and one-gallon bottles – all batches produced before April 8, 2016

• Specific batches Shell ROTELLA ELC Nitrite-Free 50/50 Pre-diluted Antifreeze/Engine Coolant in 275-gallon totes, 55-gallon drums and one-gallon bottles. Affected product varies by manufacturing facility; check for information on any batches produced before April 8.

• Shell ROTELLA ELC 50/50 Pre-diluted Antifreeze/Engine Coolant in 275-gallon totes (Batch #2877558U063) 55-gallon drums (Batch #2877558U063), 1-gallon bottles (Batch #2877558U063 and #INDT 2660908)

• Shell ROTELLA Ultra ELC 50/50 Pre-diluted Antifreeze/Engine Coolant in 55-gallon drums and 1-gallon bottles (all batches produced before March 16, 2016).

• Shell ROTELLA Ultra ELC Antifreeze/Coolant Concentrate in 55-gallon drums (Batch #B2811293U063)

“We initiated this return program because these products were undertreated with bitterant, an additive used to render the product unpalatable,” the company says. “If any of these products are already installed in a cooling system, they do not need to be drained or replaced; it is important to note that the lack of bitterant has no impact on product performance. The one-gallon bottles of these products have warnings on the label and child-resistant closures.”