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Important: Rotella coolant recall

Important: Rotella coolant recall

Oakville, April 1, 2106 – Shell recalling Rotella coolant sold in the U.S.

Before your company trucks hit the road with valuable cargo, double-check what type of coolant you’ve been using.

Shell has announced a recall of select batches of one-gallon and 55-gallon drums of its ROTELLA Ultra ELC 50/50 Pre-diluted Antifreeze/Engine Coolant, as well as one batch of 55-gallon drums of ROTELLA Ultra ELC Antifreeze/Coolant Concentrate (B2811293U063/30SEPT15). While these coolants are not sold in Canada, they may have been purchased across the border in the U.S.


The batches being recalled were undertreated with a bitterant, an additive used in the coolant to make them unpalatable.

If the coolant in question has already been poured into your truck’s cooling system, there is no need to have it replaced. The lack of bitterant does not have an impact on the product performance, states a company press release.

Shell is asking distributors and retailers to remove the product from their inventories to return or recycle them.

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