Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Warns of Battery Recall that May Impact Some UTV and Golf Cart Owners

Mar 09, 2023 at 07:35 pm by WGNS Radio News

The Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Department has reported that area residents should be aware of a recent battery recall. The batteries being recalled are used in golf carts, low-speed vehicles, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and outdoor utility terrain vehicles (UTVs). Dangers surrounding the recalled batteries include the possibility of fires.

This recall involves certain lots of the “RELiON InSight Series® 48V lithium-ion batteries” with the model number of “48V030-GC2,” which includes a variety of serial numbers (Details below this article). Around 7,250 batteries are part of the recall list in the U.S. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The batteries can overheat, posing thermal burn and fire hazards.” The safety commission also reports that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact RELiON Battery for a free repair.


To date, the company based in Wisconsin has received five reports of batteries overheating. However, no injuries have been reported.

RELiON will reportedly provide a shipping container for the free return of the recalled batteries. A repaired battery with equivalent remaining cycle life will be shipped back to the consumer immediately. Communications from the safety commission show that “…RELiON will also extend the warranty on replaced batteries for an additional six months beyond the original warranty period.”

SERIAL NUMBER OF RECALLED BATTERIES: The serial number of the recalled product can be found on the label that is located on the side of the battery. The serial number on the batteries in question range between RB48300020210314057- RB48300020210314729, RB48300020210330001- RB48300020210330715, and RB48300020210507012-RB48300020221016550.

RELiON can be reached at 803-324-6644 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Eastern Time or between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central Time) Monday through Friday, or email at, online at or and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page.   

For more detailed information on the battery recall, CLICK HERE to visit the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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