Originally posted by 24601
I heard yesterday that the GP 3300 "shorty" cells were recalled. It was something like that the way they made them shorter was to shorten the positive electrode and moved the rubber thing inside. The combination of these makes it easier to overheat the cell and cover the vent holes with the ribber thing inside so that when they overheat later they can't vent and blow.
Has anyone else heard about this? Does it affect only certain lots, or all of them. How can I be sure my batts are safe? I have my 7 year old racing with me--I can't afford to take risks.
I can tell you I haven't heard anything. Apparently there was a manufacturing problem about a month ago, which I was told relates to the cell shrink wrap splitting, not cells exploding. That's sounds pretty dangerous!
If I do hear anything (and I hear all the news relating to these cells) I'll let you know.