Be Aware of Unsafe Tire Recalls – February 2015

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently notified the public of several safety recalls. The recalls come from the Office of Defects Investigations and deal with two different tires. The following information is provided on the NHTSA website (http://www.safercar.gov/ ). Clicking on the campaign ID number will bring you to the recall information webpage.

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15T004

Tireco Inc. is recalling certain Milestar BS623 Premium All Position tires (size 225/70R19.5) and Milestar BD733 Regional Open Shoulder Drive tires (size 225/70R19.5). The recall is for tires manufactured between the dates of June 9, 2014 to September 28, 2014. The reason for the recall is that the tires may crack in the lower sidewall, which can increase the risk of sudden failure, thus increasing the risk of a crash. Beginning on February 27, 2015, Tireco will remedy this by notifying owners and refunding anyone who has purchased the tires. Owners may contact Tireco customer service at 1-310-767-7990.

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15T003

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. is recalling certain Open Country M/T tires (size 40X15.5R22 127Q) that were manufactured between the dates of October 26, 2014 to November 1, 2014. During production, the tires were made with their belts off center. This can result in tread separation and/or loss of inflation pressure, which may increase the risk of a crash. Beginning in February 2015, Toyo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyo customer service at 1-800-442-8696.

For more information, questions, or safety-related complaints and concerns, call the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236. Feel free to contact Davis & Gelshenen with related questions!

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