Sure Power, Inc. is recalling certain battery equalizers and DC-DC converters manufactured between January 2000 and Aug. 18, 2013 containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka "potting," compound, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Sure Power product is identified by the following part numbers: 12025C00, 12025C00-B, 12025E00, 12025E00-B, 12030C20HR, 12030C20HR-B, 12040C00, 12040C00-B, 12040E00, 12040E00-B, 52204, 52206, 52206RB, 52208, 52208P, 52208RB, 52210, 52210-20430K, 52210P, 52210RB, 52210RB-B, 52210RB-T, 52304, 52304P, 52306, 52306RB, 52308, 12040C01. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.
Once electrically conductive, the material is capable of melting and burning, increasing the risk of a fire.
Sure Power will contact each of its aftermarket customers and notify them of this recall. The vehicle manufacturers that used the affected products as items of original equipment will conduct their own campaigns and notify their owners. Owners will be offered an unaffected battery equalizer or DC-DC converter, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may call Sure Power at 1-855-450-3594 or e-mail Sure Power at email@example.com.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.