ERJ staff report (R&PN)
Washington -- Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Toyo Tire Holdings of America Inc. have announced recalls of possibly defective tyres, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.
Cooper is recalling 7769 Cooper Discoverer H/T and Discoverer LSX tyres, size 245/70R17, manufactured between 15 Nov and 19 Dec 2009. The tyres, Cooper said, may develop tread chunking or cracking in the tread shoulder area, leading to loss of control during operation or damage to the vehicle as the chunks fly off the casing.
Toyo is recalling 2183 Toyo Open Country A/T, Toyo Proxes STII, and Nitto Terra Grappler All Terrain tyres, size 305/50R20. Some of these tyres may have a wrinkle in the upper sidewall, which may eventually lead to sidewall cracks and tyre failure. The Nitto tyres were manufactured between 19 April and 17 Oct 2009, the Toyo tyres between 31 May 3 and 8 Aug 2009.
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Cooper, Toyo announce recalls from Rubber and Plastics News (a Crain publication)