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Tires Recalled Due to Defect

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Posted at 5:58 PM, Jul 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-27 17:58:28-04

Michelin North America, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 841,000 of its BFGoodrich and Uniroyal tires because a tread-belt separation may cause them to lose their tread or deflate quicker than they are supposed to.

Though no injuries have been reported, the problem can lead to an increased risk of a crash.

The tires affected are typically mounted on light commercial trucks and full-size heavy duty vans, though Michelin says some people may have bought them as replacement tires for their personal vehicles.

About 799,900 of the tires were sold in the United States. The rest were sold in Canada and Mexico.

Here is a complete list of the recalled tires:

  • BFGoodrich commercial tire LT 235/85 R16 120 Q LRE
  • BFGoodrich LT 245/75 R16 120 Q LRE
  • Uniroyal Laredo tires LT 235/85 R16 120 Q LRE
  • Uniroyal LT 245/75 R16 120 Q LRE.

The tires were produced between April 2010 and the end of July 2012.

Drivers can call 1-800-637-5527 or visit http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/voluntarysafetyrecall for more information.