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Recall Ordered for Chinese Tires

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By Admin on June 26, 2007 2:54 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered Foreign Tire Sales, Inc., a small tire import company in Union, New Jersey, to recall up to 450,000 tires, due to the risk that tread on the tires could separate. The tires were distributed to a number of U.S. distributors after being purchased from a Chinese manufacturer, Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. According to the Associated Press, "an unknown number of the tires [Foreign Tire Sales, Inc.] sold were made without a safety feature, called a gum strip, which helps bind the belts of a tire to each other...The Hangzhou tires at issue were sold under at least four brand names - Westlake, Compass, Telluride and YKS - in these sizes: LT235/75R-15; LT225/75R-16; LT235/85R-16; LT245/75R-16; LT265/75R-16; and LT3X10.5-15."

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