Check Your Vehicles for Potentially Dangerous Tires
The Attorney General is warning consumers about potentially dangerous tires manufactured in China and imported by Foreign Tire Sales, Inc., a tire distributor in New Jersey.
According to information provided by Foreign Tire Sales, Inc. ("FTS") to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, certain models of Westlake, Compass and YKS tires for SUVS and light trucks tires have insufficient gum strips or are missing gum strips which prevent tire treads or belts from separating from the tire.
FTS recently announced a recall of the affected tires. Under the recall, consumers may return the tires to the dealer where they were purchased or bring the tires to other tire dealers willing to replace them. The tires will be replaced with light truck radial tires of comparable value and the same size at no cost to consumers. Consumers must seek replacement of these tires before October 25, 2007.
The specific tires covered by the recall are listed on the FTS' website, www.foreigntire.com. Consumers can also call the company's hotline (888) 899-9293 for information.
Attorney General Corbett urges all consumers to check their vehicles to ensure they are not driving on potentially unsafe tires. Pennsylvania consumers should keep the following tire safety tips in mind:
For additional information this recall, and tire safety in general, consumers can visit the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov.
For information about the recall of other consumer products, visit the website of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, http://www.cpsc.gov/