ERJ staff report (DS)
Washington DC -- About 1000 white-walled light truck tyres from private-brand wholesaler Del-Nat are being recalled due to a manufacturing defect. The tyres were made by Cooper Tire.
In a formal statement, the US-based NHTSA said, "Del-Nat is recalling 968 load range E tyres, size LT265/75R16, produced between December 2 and December 30, 2007. These tyres fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 139, "new pneumatic radial tyres for light vehicles." After testing, a bulge can occur in the lower sidewall on the white sidewall side which indicates the existence of a separation between two lower sidewall components."
Del-Nat is working with Cooper Tire to replace the units free of charge.
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Statement from NHTSA