Battery recall - anyone ever get a recalled battery replaced?
I thought someone said they were being shipped?
From the Geoman website:
Apparently they are linking "our sales" to "support the recall process."Began shipping replacement batteries on 5/3/2011. Replacement battery packs in phases as our sales can support the recall process.
Interesting use of "lawyer-speak."
I won't go there - too many easy shots to take. Thanks for the link.
20,000 battery packs to replace? At a replacement cost for the batteries, the shipping and handling etc. of maybe $50.00 = 1 million dollars.
Who is going to come up with that kind of money? The Chinese?
I am with Ziemas...Geoman is TRYING to do the right thing. All you half-empty naysayers can look at the situation as you like, but I will continue to hold out hope.
I went to their website, completed a lot of information, and then printed out a mailing label with barcode. You also are supposed to print out a label with a warning that the package contain hazardous material. Now I have to find a box, go to the Post Office, and pay a assume a premium to mail back this package. It's a pain.
If Geoman wanted to do the right thing, they could send me an email asking if I want a new battery and just ship it to me. Why should I have to go through time and expense to send the old batteries back?
You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.
I wasn't trying to start a "popularity" contest about bicycle parts companies, I just wanted to know if anyone has received a battery through the recall process. Like most consumer activities that involve the Internet and or mailing or shipping processes - I'm one of those people who always expects problems.
Having consumers discard working batteries without assurance of a time-frame for replacement can result in internet message boards containing threads like this. It's no different than massive longer-term rebate programs or automotive safety recalls. People talk about the situation.
I turned mine in to the recycling center at Home Depot and I think I should have kept them as they were doing just fine. I guess I will need to buy new batteries now. I don't want to wait for ever to get the replacements.
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