ERJ staff report (TP)
Tokyo − Bridgestone Corporation announced a voluntary safety recall for approximately 2,600 Japan-made truck and bus tires sold in Guam, Canada, Mexico and Central and South America.
This news follows on from the 8 November report in the ERJ concerning the recall of more than 1m truck and bus tires.
Tires that are being recalled were manufactured between January 2012 and August 2013, or DOT weeks 0412 through 3213.
Tires sold in Guam that are being recalled meet the following characteristics:
• Pattern: H300
• Size: 315/80R22.5
• DOT Serial: EP4D2HX
• DOT Week: 0412-3213
According to a Bridgestone press release issued 8 November, the recall is characterised by a possible abnormality in the tire's inner liner caused by irregularities in the tire's manufacturing process.
The abnormality could lead to a slow air leak, leaving the tire inoperable.
While there have been no reports of property damage, accidents, injuries or deaths, the recall is being taken "out of an abundance of caution," the press release stated.